The state's unemployment rate is at just 2.8 percent and job growth has accelerated, perplexing economists.
Pueblo is “poised to become the renewable energy hub for Colorado and likely the region.”
“To be the name that pops up at the top of the BLM conversation is wonderful for us,” said Robin Brown from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.
The drop of two-tenths of a percent reflects slightly more participation in the workforce.
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.