Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800.
The Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Unemployment Insurance is holding a series of free presentations across Colorado to help employers better understand the state’s unemployment insurance laws. One of these educational presentations is coming to the Department of Labor and Employment's offices at 633 17th Street (Conference Room 12A) in Denver on May 23 from 9:30 am to 11:30 AM.
According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in March to 2.6 percent. This is the lowest unemployment rate for Colorado since the series began in 1976.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is hosting a series of public meetings in Colorado in March and April to gather input on how to better serve Coloradans with disabilities. Two public meetings, including a meeting specifically on DVR’s Youth Transition Services, will be held on March 23 and on April 7 in Greeley.