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Tue July 12, 2011
Employment

Colorado Job Growth Continues Upward Trend

While the nation continues to struggle with high unemployment numbers, there’s a bit of good news for Colorado. 

The number of people finding work in nine of Colorado’s largest counties rose between December of 2009 and December of last year.  That’s according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In addition, 5 of those counties had growth rates that exceeded the national average of 0.9%. Weld County led the way with a 2.9% gain.  

And that trend is continuing statewide with 7,700 jobs added between May of last year and this May.  The bulk of those jobs were created in the private sector, followed by governmental jobs.  Colorado’s unemployment rate of 8.7% remains lower than the national average of 9.1%.

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