August 7, 2022

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Colorado gets closer to pre-pandemic economy as jobless rate falls to 3.7%

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Colorado’s unemployment rate is back down to 3.7%, which is where the state was halfway between the Great Recession and the first cases of COVID-19.

This implies that people are going back to traditional jobs, perhaps lured by higher wages or employers’ increasing flexibility to allow work-from-home options. But, keep in mind, these numbers don’t count people who’ve given up on finding a job. But more on that below. 

March gas prices averaged just under $4 in Colorado but for some communities, it’s been well over $4 for weeks. In Walden, a gallon of unleaded gas was $4.19 on April 15, 2022. (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun)

First, let’s discuss this week’s inflation news. As gasoline prices sped past $4 a gallon last month, inflation hit its highest 12-month increase in 40…

Tamara Chuang

2022-04-16 04:13:00

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