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Colorado Unemployment Lowest In The U.S.

The unemployment rate in Colorado fell to 2.6% in March, giving the state the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Department of Labor. This is also the lowest Colorado unemployment rate since the state began tracking the number in 1976. The national unemployment Continue reading

Find Out How People Died In NW Colorado

A new interactive map is now available online that shows how many people died in a particular area, and the cause of death, for every year between 1980 and 2014. The map allows you to view the death rate by Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Stays Steady

Colorado’s unemployment rate stayed steady between January and February of this year, holding at 2.9%. This is well below the national unemployment rate, which fell by .1% to 4.7%, over that time period. The average Colorado work week Continue reading

CO Unemployment Hits 15 Year Low

The unemployment level in Colorado fell .1% to 2.9% in January, reaching its lowest level since 2001, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is well below the national unemployment rate which sits at 4.8%. The report Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Tax Rate Unchanged

The bill that would have lowered the severance tax rate that coal producers pay in Wyoming was shot down in a legislative committee last week. The bill would have dropped the state’s severance tax rate on coal from 7 to 6%. Those who Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment is down to 3.2% in Colorado which is below the national average of 4.6%. This according to a new report from the State. The study shows an additional 17,000 people were hired from October to November of this year. While the number of jobs Continue reading

Coloradans Getting Fatter?

Colorado may be one of the leanest states in the nation, but it’s dropping in the rankings according to the United Health Foundation. The state came in at eighth overall last year, but fell two spots in the 2016 ratings. Colorado did well for overall activity and had a very low rate of diabetes per Continue reading

Colorado Kids Are Less Obese

obese-childA new study shows kids aren’t quite as obese in Colorado as in other states. The study shows obesity rates in children ages two-to-four are dropping when they are enrolled in the supplemental nutrition program. Colorado’s rate dropped to 8.5% in 2014, Continue reading

Crime Rates Increase In Moffat County

moffat-county-sheriff-300A report released by the Moffat County Sheriffs Office shows that crime rates increased in the county in 2015 as compared to the previous year. Notable increases include the assault rate which rose by 14 cases over the last calendar year or by 200%.  The number of criminal mischief cases rose Continue reading

Suicide Rate Continues To Rise

SUICIDE PREVENTIONColorado’s suicide rates are on the rise, according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s latest report. More than 1,000 took their own lives statewide in 2014. The latest data suggests men living in rural areas are the most likely to die by suicide. The report also looked at mental health Continue reading

Dropout Rate Increases For CO High Schoolers

grad-dropoutFor the first time in eight years the dropout rate for students in Colorado has increased, this according to data recently released by the Colorado Department of Education. It was a small increase of point-one percent, but that means that Colorado’s public schools Continue reading

Local Unemployment Rate Information

colorado laborThe Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has release the latest information on Colorado’s Employment situation. According to its report, the State wide unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. The number of Coloradans Continue reading