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2 years 1 month ago

September jobless rate drops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in...

3 years 8 months ago

Local jobless rate jumps

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado unemployment rate hit 9.1 percent in January, topping the U.S. rate of 9 percent. That's up from 8.9 percent in Colorado a year earlier. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday that almost 2.43 million Coloradans have jobs, down about 1 percent...

4 years 3 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 3 months ago

New unemployment claims on the rise

Initial requests for jobless benefits rose last week to their highest level since April, a sign that hiring remains weak and some companies are still cutting workers. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 479,000. Analysts had expected a small...

4 years 6 months ago

U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April

Employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, the most in four years. The jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent as people streamed back into the market looking for work. The government says the hiring of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census helped...

4 years 7 months ago

Temporary census jobs boost employment

The nation's economy created the largest number of jobs last month since the recession began, bolstered by thousands of temporary census jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The Labor Department said employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the most in three years...

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