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  1. Metro Denver unemployment rate 4.8% in August
    Metro Denver's unadjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in August, down four-tenths of a percentage point from July and down 1.6 points from a year earlier, according to raw county jobs estimates Friday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Unemployment in metro Denver was estimated at 5.2 percent in July 2014 and 6.4 percent in August of last year, according to numbers not seasonally adjusted. The 4.8 percent unadjusted jobless rate is for a 10-county area that includes…
  2. Auditor: Denver likely not getting all its pot tax dollars
    Denver can't be sure it's collecting the full amount of tax revenue associated with the sale of medical marijuana, according to an audit of the city's Medical Marijuana Taxation process conducted by the Denver Office of the Auditor. The audit was focused on medical marijuana, but noted that existing tax compliance risks and controls related to medial marijuana are very similar to those related to recreational marijuana because of the way the businesses operate. The audit found that the Denver Department…
  3. Who's hiring in Colorado? Here are the top 10 help-wanted advertisers (Slideshow)
    Who has the most jobs to fill in Colorado? One indication is which large employers are running the most help-wanted ads online. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment each month lists the 10 employers who have the most online help-wanted ads in to fill positions in the state. The CDLE draws on data from The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine program. Here's the list for August. Click on the image at upper right to see which Colorado employers are doing the most hiring.
  4. Colorado loses 700 jobs in August; unemployment falls to 5.1%
    Colorado lost a net 700 jobs in August, but state unemployment nevertheless fell two-tenths of a point, to 5.1 percent, its lowest level in six years, as 3,700 Coloradans dropped out of the labor force, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Friday. August was one of those paradoxical months in which two different government employment surveys -- one of bosses; the other of workers -- showed differing job trends in Colorado. On the one hand, the August survey of employers showed…
  5. DIA forms advisory panel of business, government leaders
    Denver International Airport announced it has formed an advisory panel of current and former leaders of business, government and other airports. The panel includes two former Denver mayors, the former CEO of the Dallas airport, and an airline chief executive. The Airport Management Advisory Committee will "advise the airport and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock about management, policy and strategic planning at DIA. The committee will further the airport’s efforts to sharpen its business focus…