Tough times hit Colo.
Across Colorado, public-assistance rolls have swelled with first-time applicants who represent the newest flotsam of a foundering economy.And the DP:
Jobless rate dips to 5.2% in Sept.
Colorado's unemployment rate declined slightly last month, but state labor officials warned Tuesday the drop is probably only temporary. . . .
The number of Coloradans with jobs rose by 9,600 in September to just more than 2.6 million. The number of people who were looking for jobs but failed to find them fell by 5,400.