Unemployment Claims in Colorado Down 40% during Q4 2011

Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Colorado fell 40% during the fourth quarter of 2011. According to the quarterly report on mass layoffs and unemployment insurance applications, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 40% drop in Colorado was slightly larger than the 36% experienced in the United States overall during the same period.

2012 Economic Outlook Continues to Improve

In further signs that the US Economy continues a slow but steady recovery into 2012, the Federal Unemployment Rate fell to 8.5% at the close of 2011, marking the lowest level in nearly 3 years. In addition, the economy added 1.6 million jobs in 2011, which is up from 940,000 in 2010.

The hiring gains cap a six-month stretch in which the economy generated 100,000 jobs or more in each month.

NLRB Postpones Effective Date of Rights Posting Rule to April 30


The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC hearing a legal challenge regarding the rule.

2011 Common Code Violations

code violation

110.3 (B) Installation and use
110.12 (No Paint Cable Ect.) Integrity of Electrical Equipment
110.16 Arch-Flash Hazard Warning
110.21 Marking (Voltage, Current)
110.22 Identification of Disconnecting Means
110.24 Available Fault Current (A) Field Marking (B) Modifications
110.27 Guarding Live Parts (Ballard’s)

200.6 Grounded Conductor #6 or Smaller continues White and Gray

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