Colorado Dems on Latest State Unemployment Figures

Colorado Dems on Latest State Unemployment Figures

Denver, CO –– Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its state-specific jobs data showing that the unemployment rate in Colorado sits at 6.7% (compared to a record low 2.6% earlier this year) as a direct result of Donald Trump’s catastrophic mismanagement of the pandemic. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, “the state’s economy is still down nearly 150,000 jobs from August 2019 — a 5.3% decline.” 

In response, Colorado Democratic Party Spokesman David Pourshoushtari released the following statement: 

“Donald Trump’s failure of leadership continues to crash our economy and cost Coloradans their lives and their livelihoods. If Trump hadn’t lied to the American people about the severity of the deadly virus and downplayed the pandemic from the start, Colorado families wouldn’t be facing a historic recession, catastrophic job losses that saw our unemployment rate more than double, and billions in devastating cuts to our state budget. Coloradans can’t afford another four years of Trump’s chaos and crisis, and that’s why they’ll elect proven leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this fall.” 

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