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Dec 17, 2010 5:39 PM by Greg Boyce

Colorado unemployment rate edges up slightly

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has notched its first three months of consecutive job growth since 2007. But more hiring has attracted even more jobseekers to the market, nudging Colorado's unemployment rate up slightly in November.  The state Labor and Employment Office said Friday Colorado's unemployment rate has risen to 8.6 percent. That's two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the October rate.

Employers reported adding 3,800 jobs in November. But the number of people who were looking for a job but couldn't find one rose by
6,900, to about 230,000.

The national unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in November.

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