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Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined one and eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent. Other highlights from the […]

Granada Preps for Potential Housing Development

Granada Preps for Potential Housing Development

  With two employment opportunities for the community on the horizon, Granada Trustees discussed the need to have town-owned property appraised as the next steps in a housing development project. Trustee Traegan Marquez said this would be the first step in determining a fair price for the land in question. Cameron Nolder was discussed as the […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

  Southeastern Colorado community colleges get a $5 million boost from Attorney General’s Office to revitalize rural housing, support trades programs Aug. 26, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— Communities in Southeast Colorado have long faced challenges with blighted housing and shortages on available housing stock. This housing shortage is largely due to the age of houses and […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

6,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.4% Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in July from 10.6 percent, as revised, in June. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 […]

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

      Demolition work has begun on the property at 700 East Parmenter Street in Lamar, the site for a future RV and boat storage area. The Lamar City Council was approached this past January by Ivor Hill, a real estate developer from Pueblo who was purchasing the property that came with three abandoned […]

Additional 13 Weeks Now Available for Exhausted Unemployment Claims

Additional 13 Weeks Now Available for Exhausted Unemployment Claims

  $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Ending July 25 (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the availability of an additional 13 weeks of federal unemployment benefits called Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) for those who have exhausted their regular benefits. PEUC benefits are not automatic, and as claimants near the expiration […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2020

      55,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Increases to 10.5%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased three-tenths of a percentage point in June to 10.5 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 […]

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald's

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald’s

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 06/30/2020 As of this morning, a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted for an employee of McDonald’s in Lamar. The location has been closed for deep cleaning. They are cooperating with our ongoing investigation. No direct increased risk to the public has been […]

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

    DENVER – The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released its quarterly economic forecast Friday, June 19, 2020.   “This global pandemic has had a terrible impact on the economy and our way of life. Coloradans are resilient, innovative, and talented and we will get through this challenging time together. While […]

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

  Employers in Colorado added 68,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,539,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 80,800 and government declined by 12,000. April estimates were revised down to 2,471,100, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

    Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado declined by 323,500 from March to April to 2,473,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government declined by 12,100 payroll jobs and the private sector lost 311,400. March estimates were revised down to 2,796,900, and the over the month change from February to March was a […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

      DENVER – Today the Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy. “Just as families across Colorado are tightening their belts because of this pandemic, so is our state. I know this is a difficult time for many hardworking people […]

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

(Total includes both regular unemployment and federal benefit claims filed) (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 28,164 initial regular unemployment claims and 13,149 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed the week ending May 2nd. Over the past seven weeks, a total of 419,547 claims (including PUA) have […]