Mar 13, 2012 1:27 PM by Greg Boyce

Colorado unemployment rate drops

The jobless rate in Colorado dropped in January slightly to 7.8 percent.

Employers in Colorado added 19,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,284,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 22,500 and government decreased 3,000.

The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of one percentage point over the same period to 8.3 percent.






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