COLORADO SPRINGS — When the pandemic hit, the City of Colorado Springs went from 3 percent unemployment in February, to about 12 percent unemployment in a span of 45 days.

“A massive amount of people got laid off,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.

We’re starting to see improvement, with unemployment now at about 10 percent for the month of May. It’s a trend Suthers expects to continue into future months.

“The expectation is each month that’s gonna improve,” he said.

Sectors seeing job gains include the trade industry, which the installation company Wire Nut is now offering.

“All that work is needing to be done now,” said Trent Urban, President and Owner of Wire Nut Home Services.

Urban says calls for service

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