COLORADO SPRINGS – The unemployment rate in the Colorado Springs area is rising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the rate rose in December to four-point-five-percent.
That’s a full point higher than the same month in 2017 and the highest rate in the area in more than three years. The statewide unemployment rate also rose, going from three-point-three-percent in November to three-point-five-percent in December.
The Denver metro area is also seeing is seeing a rise in rates. In December, the jobless rate for Denver, Aurora and Broomfield reached three-point-seven-percent, up from three-point-three-percent in November. The latest figures were released on Thursday.