The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between September and October, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.7% over that time period. The National unemployment rate decreased slightly between September and October, falling .1% to 4.1%. So far this year, the average work week in Colorado has fallen .2 hours to 34 hours with average wages increasing by 73 cents to $27.96. The largest private sector job gains came in construction, information, and leisure and hospitality, with the largest declines coming in education and health services, transportation, and utilities. To view the full report, click here.