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Jul 8, 2011 10:56 PM by Matt Stafford

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month.

The unemployment rate is now up slightly to 9.2 percent.

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center continues to see a lot of people looking for work.

"We see slight improvement here locally, it seems like, but it's just there's no one place I can point you to and say, ‘this is the place to go right now,'" says Sherman Swafford, who works with business relations for the Workforce Center. But Swafford says people are still finding jobs, you just have to work hard.

Friday night on News First 5 we'll take a deeper look at the new employment numbers, as well as what local leaders are doing to turn them around.

 

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