Colorado Unemployment Rate Ticks Up For First Time In Five Years

Colorado’s latest job numbers show a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 3.1 percent in April - the first increase in five years.

The state saw a net loss of 2,000 jobs, in the business services sector and in leisure and hospitality.

The state gained jobs in some areas -- education, health services, government and construction.

Despite the slight increase last month, Colorado’s jobless rate is still nine-tenths of a point below where it was a year ago. That equates to nearly 68,000 jobs.