Federal figures show unemployment rate falls in all of Colorado's metro areas.
The Colorado unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in August.
Average gas prices in Colorado fell 25 cents in the past month.
Colorado's diverse economy shields Denver from oil bust like the one that hit downtown in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Pueblo has struggled to come back from the steel industry’s collapse in the 1980s.
About 54,000 people are considered long-term jobless in Colorado. Platform to Employment is one program helping a few of them, and wants to do more.