Colorado unemployment rate dips to 7.9%
Of the jobs added, 8,500 of them occurred in the private sector, with the remaining 100 occurring in government.
The national unemployment rate decreased the same amount as the Colorado rate, also to 7.9 percent.
Over the year, the Colorado unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in October 2011. Nationally, the rate declined from 8.9 percent in October 2011.
In Colorado, the largest over-the-month private sector gains were made in the categories of professional and business services, education and health services, trade, transportation and utilities and manufacturing.
More breaking news...
CU hosting pair of entrepreneurial challenges
Fort Collins-based New Belgium is building a 133,000-square-foot brewery
Loveland resets date for fracking moratorium election
The CUCleantech New Venture Challenge - a regional semifinal for the national competition in
The Loveland City Council this week agreed to hold the election June 24, the same day