Labor force report

By Press Release

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the state the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. That places state unemployment at the lowest level since June 2007. On the Western Slope, however, unemployment more closely reflects the national unemployment rate of 5.0 percent in November 2015. Delta County's unemployment rate is estimated at 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent the previous month. In November 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent. Montrose and Mesa County are at 4.6 and 5.1 percent, respectively.