07/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Mass Layoffs Increase In April

The number of Colorado businesses that laid off 50 or more employees at a time fell jumped in April to 20, the highest single-month total in four months, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

The total of 20 Colorado companies that announced "mass layoffs" for the month was up from seven in March, 10 in February and 13 in January, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its monthly report on large-scale job cuts.

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