Colorado's unemployment rate ticked down 0.2 percent last month to 8 percent. New figures released Friday show both government and the private sector added roughly 7,000 jobs in September.
Colorado's unemployment rate decreased slightly to 8.2 percent in August. That’s down one tenth of one percentage point from July's unemployment rate.
The latest figures show the unemployment rate increased in July for the fourth consecutive month. Colorado’s jobless rate now matches the national figure at 8.3%.
Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 am
There were 370,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the same number as during the week before, according to the Employment and Training Administration.
So, after a spike to a range around 390,000 per week in April, claims have slowed again to a pace that's roughly the lowest since the spring of 2008.
September is workforce development month in Colorado. The focus of the program this year is on helping businesses in the state start up or expand.