5,800 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in March; Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7%
Press Release: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Commends Executive Order Focused on Skills-Based Hiring Practices
(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) celebrates Gov. Jared Polis’ efforts to attract new talent to the state’s workforce by focusing on skills-based hiring practices.
Workers in the State of Colorado had an average (mean) hourly wage of $30.24 in 2021, about 8 percent above the US average of $28.01, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The statewide median hourly wage for all covered employment was $23.05 compared to the US median of $22.00.
Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.0%; Total Nonfarm Employment Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level
Call for Applications: Funding Opportunity to Launch and Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs Statewide
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) is encouraging employers, registered apprenticeship sponsors, intermediaries, and education or training providers to apply for the Scale-Up Grant Program, a multi-round funding opportunity that will support the growth of registered apprenticeship opportunities statewide.
Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.1%; Private Sector Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level of Employment
CDLE Launches Disability Hiring Preference Program to Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in its Talent Management Practices
On March 1, 2022 the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) launched the Disability Hiring Preference Pilot, created by Senate Bill 21-095.
Expected Revisions to Colorado Nonfarm Payroll Jobs
Press Release: Deadline Is Feb. 2 For Those Affected By Marshall Fire To Apply For Disaster Unemployment Assistance
(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) today reminded those impacted by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County that the deadline to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits is Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Press Release: New Pilot Program Provides Customized, No-Cost Career Services to Workers with Disabilities as Their Unemployment Rate Surges
To address the high unemployment rate for workers with disabilities and the increased demand for skilled workers by employers, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Workforce Development Programs (WDP), along with local workforce areas, are launching a program to better connect people with disabilities to training and employment opportunities.