State labor officials are revising the way they calculate payroll job figures, using a method they hope will paint a more accurate picture of the employment situation in Colorado.
Colorado's unemployment rate continues to trend downward – declining another two-tenths of a percentage point last month, to 7.7 percent.
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%.