Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in January, continuing a downward trend from last year.
Colorado’s unemployment rate has declined to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate in nearly five years.
Colorado nonfarm payroll jobs declined by 4,300 from July to August, but the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly as more people dropped out of the labor force.
Colorado lost thousands of jobs last month, but the state’s unemployment rate is holding steady.
The governor’s economists say Colorado’s employment levels are back to where they were before the recession and tax receipts continue to exceed expectations.
Colorado’s unemployment rate in April continued to fall, dropping to 6.9 percent from March’s 7.1 percent.
Colorado Democrats have backed off a bill to allow unemployment benefits workers locked-out by employers as a defensive maneuver during labor disputes.
Unions and businesses are going to battle at the state Capitol over a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to certain workers in labor disputes.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in March from February’s rate of 7.2 percent.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in February from January’s 7.3 percent.