New data calls for shift to job creation

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new state employment data and it showed that twenty-nine states have unemployment rates of 9 percent or higher. Unemployment rates in Colorado remain high, at 8.1 percent.

According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), since the start of the Great Recession, Colorado has lost more than 95,000 jobs.  To see the recent EPI brief and use their interactive maps, click here.

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