A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
(Denver-AP) -- Poor economic conditions have hit Colorado manufacturing plants hard over the last 18 months, resulting in at least 20,000 job cuts.
That's a lot less than the 46,000 jobs lost in tech and telecom businesses since the beginning of last year.
But unlike those workers, manufacturing workers usually have a harder time find new jobs because they have very specific skills and less education.
Colorado Springs, which experienced a manufacturing boom in the 1990s, has been hit harder than much of the rest of the state. The downturn in the economy ushered layoffs at 12 plants.
The city's unemployment rate is 5.5%, compared with the statewide figure of 4.9%.
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