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ID Theft, Fraud Ring Busted, AG Says Nearly $1 Million Stolen

A major identity theft and fraud ring has been busted after stealing nearly $1 million. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office says the elaborate scam set up phony businesses and then created employees for the businesses who filed for unemployment benefits.


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Hickenlooper Seeks Help For Colorado’s Long-Term Unemployed

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with interested employers.


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Colorado Jobless Rate Hits 4.3 Percent, 6½ Year Low

Colorado’s unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years.


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Colorado Loses 700 Jobs But Unemployment Rate Dips

State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank.


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Elaborate Scam Set Up Phony Businesses, Employees To Fleece Taxpayers

Investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service believe they have uncovered a complex scheme that successfully scammed the government.


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Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.1 Percent

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in March from February’s rate of 7.2 percent.


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Bill To Align Colleges, Labor Data Wins Approval

Colorado’s colleges would have to work with labor experts to find out where jobs are under a bill that received bipartisan backing in a state House committee Wednesday.


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Colorado Agencies Have $93.7M In Unspent Stimulus Funds

Time is running out for Colorado to spend millions in federal stimulus funds.


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Hickenlooper Makes Final Cabinet Appointment

Gov. John Hickenlooper has decided that Roxy Huber will remain executive director of the Department of Revenue through the end of July.


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Former Union Leader Gets Senate Nod To Lead Agency

A former union leader is a step closer to taking over the state’s Department of Labor and Employment.


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