As a percentage, uemployment is holding fairly steady in Delta County, but statistics provided by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment show more than 1,000 fewer people are employed in Delta County than a year ago.
In October 2012, the labor force was estimated at 16,464; in October 2013 it had shrunk to 15,288.
Of that number, 7.2% were unemployed, compared to 7.7% in October 2012. Unemployment dropped three tenths of a percentage point from September to October 2013.
Statewide, the unemployment rate decreased one tenth of a percentage point in October to 6.8% — the lowest unemployment rate since reaching 6.7% in January 2009.blog comments powered by Disqus