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Coloradans still have questions about filing for COVID-19 unemployment. We have...

More than 358,000 Coloradans have filed for unemployment over the past six weeks, in an unprecedented wave that reflects the nationwide job-loss and economic...

Guest Post: Teen suicide epidemic on Pine Ridge reservation

About an hour away from Mount Rushmore, America’s historic tribute to its past presidents, is the Pine Ridge reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota...

Wiretap: Utah’s gay marriage emergency

Utah has decided that the refusal of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay against gay marriages is an emergency and is seeking Supreme Court intervention.

Pace demands Tipton apologize for ‘feeling good’ about high unemployment, gas...

Sal Pace is calling for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton to immediately apologize for his campaign manager's remark that “we feel good” about high unemployment, expensive gas and the nation's enormous debt.

Unemployment fell again in January, still over 8 percent

The U.S. unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent to 8.3 percent and employment rose by 243,000 jobs during the month of January, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

U.S. Unemployment rate drops to 8.6 percent in November

The national unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent, with 120,000 new jobs added in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. “The number of unemployed persons, at 13.3 million, was down by 594,000,” Bureau analysts wrote.

Extension of unemployment benefits is likely to pass

David Espo of the Association Press says that the part of President Obama’s jobs bill that includes another extension of federal unemployment benefits is likely to pass the U.S. House while other parts will be shot down.

On-shore oil drilling booms in U.S., some areas of Colorado

On-shore oil drilling in the United States is at its highest level since the Reagan administration in 1987, according to the Baker Hughes Rig Count – an industry tracking service. That same national boom is also occurring in Colorado, according to state officials, who point to a flurry of new drilling permits and active wells in Weld County.

Weekly unemployment claims show little relief

The Dept. of Labor’s report on new unemployment claims this week put the number at 404,000. This is a decrease of only 1,000 from last week’s revised figure. The four-week average now stands at 408,000, a decrease of 7,000 from last week.

Unemployment here to stay, says Reuters columnist

Felix Salmon, the economics writer for Reuters, writes a column in the wake of last week’s jobs report in which he says that high unemployment is probably here to stay — and that government can’t do much to change that.

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