Pictured: workers on a construction site in 2010. Construction is one of many industries surging in Colorado.

(Photo: CPR/Anna Hanel)
Unemployment in Colorado fell to a six-year low in December, ending what one state economist calls a strong year for job growth in the state. 

Colorado added 2,200 jobs last month, bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 6.2 percent. 

Last year began with the state’s jobless rate above 7 percent.  

"You know all in all, 2013 looks like a good year for Colorado," Department of Labor Chief Economist Alexandra Hall said on Tuesday.

Hall says the year-long drop in unemployment was fairly consistent across the state.

The biggest job gains last month were in professional and business services, and the leisure and hospitality industry.