Rio Blanco And MOCO Unemployment Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate went unchanged between December and January, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 3% over that time period. The National unemployment rate also went unchanged over that time period, remaining at 4.1%.  When compared to January of last year, the average work week in Colorado increased .1 hours to 33.2 hours with average wages increasing by almost 80 cents to $28.24. According to Department of Labor Numbers, the unemployment rates in Rio Blanco and Moffat County both increased between December and January, with Moffat County’s unemployment rate growing from 3.6% to 4.3%, and Rio Blanco County’s unemployment rate up to 4.5% from 3.7%.  Routt County’s unemployment was unchanged over that time period, remaining at 2.4%. To view the Department of Labor employment number for January, click here. 

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