The unemployment rate in Colorado decreased two tenths of a percentage point in July to 5.3 percent, while it remained unchanged at 6.1 percent in Delta County. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Delta County’s labor force totaled 16,228 in July, a slight drop from June.
An estimated 984 people are searching for work. Unemployment rates continue to be higher in the neighboring counties of Mesa (6.3) and Montrose (6.9).
A year ago, unemployment reached 7.0 percent in Delta County.