Colorado Unemployment Rate Down To 3.5 Percent

Colorado’s unemployment rate fell last month to a level not seen since April 2007 -- down one-tenth of a percent to 3.5 percent. The state also gained almost 11,000 jobs in December, according to an analysis by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The report finds that Colorado’s job growth year over year in December ranked 20th in the nation. The strongest sectors of the state’s economy were construction and hospitality and leisure.

Year over year growth in December was recorded for Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley. But the number of jobs in Grand Junction and Pueblo fell slightly.