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Colorado is the 6th Easiest State to Find Full-Time Work

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some of these jobs were undesired part-time positions, and the official unemployment rate often gives an incomplete […]

Colorado Has the 5th Lowest Share of People on Disability

More than 10 million Americans received Social Security disability benefits in 2014. These benefits — paid to disabled workers, disabled widows and widowers, and some other disabled adults — totaled $11.4 billion per month nationwide, a substantial increase from the $6.1 billion paid monthly a decade earlier. The number of disability beneficiaries varies between states. […]

Colorado is the 8th Most Expensive State to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck‚Äôs sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance and repair — both anticipated and otherwise — can be costly. Just how expensive a visit to the mechanic can be varies dramatically depending on […]

Denver’s Unemployment Rate is One of the Lowest in America

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 4.8% in December, down from 5.4% the year before. Job market improvements across the country point to a broad recovery from the Great Recession. The recovery, however, is anything but uniform. While unemployment rates in 23 metro areas are lower than 3%, they are greater than 10% in 12 metro […]

Denver’s Economy is Among the 10% of the Fastest Growing in America

U.S. economic output grew by 2.2% in 2014 to $15.77 trillion. Some sectors — such as the manufacturing and mining industries — grew. Others — including agriculture and government — shrank. Similarly, some metropolitan area economies grew much faster than the nation, while other city economies actually contracted. U.S. metro areas are the largest contributors […]

Colorado is the 4th Best State to Be Unemployed

Unemployment in the United States has steadily improved over the past six and a half years. The unemployment rate today is half its mid-recession peak, and non-farm payroll employment has increased for more than 60 straight months. Despite the lower unemployment rate, millions of Americans still continue to search for work without luck. To support […]

Colorado is Ranked 6th in Job Growh

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% — close to an eight-year low. The vast majority of states have added jobs during April 2011 through April 2016. Most states added at least 100,000 positions. Delaware and […]

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