Colorado Unemployment Numbers

The state released its latest employment outlook Friday. 

Colorado’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent in July. That’s the lowest it's been since September 2008. It’s also a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate that sits at 6.1 percent. 

However, Colorado did see a dip in nonfarm and private sector payroll jobs. That number decreased by 700 from July to August.

Joe Winter is a senior economist with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.


  • Unemployment numbers show Colorado doing well, Western Slope struggling
  • Health statistics show wide range of costs for procedures
  • Two planes will scout Colorado for wildfires
  • USA Pro Challenge begins