Colorado Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.3 Percent

<p>(Colorado Department of Labor and Employment)</p>
Chart: August Unemployment numbers

2,000 jobs in July, but the unemployment rate still fell to 4.3 percent because so many people stopped looking for work.

The number of jobs fell last month, but when you look at the whole year --July 2014 to July 2015-- Colorado added 50,000 more jobs than the previous year.

CU’s Leeds School of Business says that 2 percent increase matched the national average. In July, tourism was the fastest growing industry. Despite weak oil prices, that industry saw stable employment for the third month in a row.