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Applications for US jobless aid rise from 4-decade low

In this Wednesday, March 30, 2016, photo, job recruiters work their booths at a job fair in Pittsburgh. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in the previous week. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits climbed last week, but remained near the lowest level in four decades, a sign that the slumping economy isn’t boosting layoffs. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 257,000. Applications fell in the previous week to the lowest since ...

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Hiring goes cold across state

Hiring was slow for the third straight month in Colorado and more people left the labor force, according to preliminary September jobs data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Employment. Wages were up a modest 2.1 percent from a year earlier, the agency said. The average workweek decreased to 33.9 hours from 34.3 hours. In Pueblo County, ...

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