Wage growth was up almost 4.6 percent — well above inflation — and wages have been rising for almost a year now.
Colorado's employment rate is the 10th lowest in the United States at 3 percent.
The Centennial State ranked fifth in the nation for job growth, easing some concerns that the low unemployment rate would hurt hiring.
The president of the Colorado Mining Association is “feeling confident that we’ve reached stability in terms of the six remaining mines in Colorado.”
Colorado ranks ninth nationally for solar jobs, according to a census by The Solar Foundation.
The state’s rate rose slightly to 3.1 percent in December 2017, because more people entered the workforce than obtained jobs.
Some workers will see a bump in pay on New Year's Day in the second year of a law passed in 2016.
Employers added 1,800 jobs October to November, but more people entered the labor force than jobs were created, so the state’s unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent.