According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the unemployment rate in Delta County decreased half a percentage point in September to 5.0 percent. A year ago, unemployment was pegged at 5.4 percent with a labor force of 14,003. The September labor force was estimated at 13,438. Statewide, unemployment decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.0 percent. Unemployment in Mesa and Montrose counties is estimated at 4.8 and 4.1 percent, respectively. The national unemployment rate is unchanged at 5.1 percent.
On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck.