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Old 04-18-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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I'm wondering, with all the kind of mixed national data that employment is (or isn't) improving nationally, what about rural southwest Colorado? I'm especially interested in La Plata County, because that's where I live. Anybody have hard information or impressions on what the unemployment situation is here? I've seen the postings for other parts of the state, and for Durango. But Durango seems like kind of a special case within Colorado.

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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June, if you live near Durango, here's a thread with a lot of info.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm in Durango as well. I just hired a few very part time employees for a local clinic, the job is less than 5 hours a week. Advertising was just a small flyer in the clinic, we posted it for 2 weeks and were overwhelmed with responses. This is a niche job, mostly at home work helping local families. I ended up conducting 13 interviews last week, and had over 25 phone calls of people interested in any position. My new employees are overqualified for the job, I have 3 school teachers that have been in the field for years for example, but they were just so grateful to get ANY job even it is not much time.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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One word: dismal. And likely to stay that way for a very long time.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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One word: dismal. And likely to stay that way for a very long time.
That is a generalization and as most generalizations are not true. Some rurual places are strugling and will be for decades to come but some are thriving even now and will continue to do so.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: High Plains
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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That is a generalization and as most generalizations are not true. Some rurual places are strugling and will be for decades to come but some are thriving even now and will continue to do so.
The OP was asking about rural southwestern Colorado, and that is the question I answered. It happens to be an area I know a lot about.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: mancos
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I happen to live in the area worked 6 days this year. 4 mos last year and looking for work the whole time
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Wow, thanks everybody. It seems like people are still hurting around here, from the general picture I'm getting. That info on your job posting, Abm8301 sounds like people are having a hard time finding anything.
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