Colorado jobless rate unchanged at 7.6 percent
DENVER, Colorado – Colorado’s unemployment rate for June was unchanged at 7.6 percent.
The state Department of Labor and Employment released the figures Friday.
The department says the number of Coloradans with jobs dropped 18,300 last month but the number who were unemployed dropped by 3,000.
Donald J. Mares, executive director of the labor department, says Colorado had one of the smallest unemployment increases in the nation between March and June.
Still, the number of Coloradans without jobs is 73,500 higher than a year ago.
The national unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in June.