Colorado Department Of Labor
The explosion that injured two state workers during avalanche mitigation may have been caused by a problem with the device used for mitigation.
Jobs and education are the hot topics at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington this weekend.
The Colorado Department of Labor said it overpaid $305 million in unemployment benefits over the past three years.
Colorado workers lost jobs in leisure, hospitality and transportation in August as the state jobless rate remains high at 8.5 percent.
Colorado’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 8.5 percent.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, already overwhelmed with unemployment claims, is preparing to lay off anywhere from 30 to 100 employees.