Colorado

Nov 20, 2009 4:48 PM by Associated Press

Slight decline in Colorado October unemployment

Colorado unemployment continues to decline with the latest figures showing the seasonally adjusted rate for October at 6.9 percent.

That's a slight decline from September, when the rate was at 7 percent. It was 7.3 percent in August. Colorado's unemployment rate last October was 5.3 percent.

The figures released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment show that about 184,300 residents are looking for work. At the same time, state officials say that some of the Colorado's biggest industries also added jobs in October. Government added 7,300 more and there were 1,900 added in education and health services.

The national unemployment rate is 10.2 percent.

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