Colorado's employment rate is the 10th lowest in the United States at 3 percent.
Colorado Department of Labor
The Centennial State ranked fifth in the nation for job growth, easing some concerns that the low unemployment rate would hurt hiring.
The state’s rate rose slightly to 3.1 percent in December 2017, because more people entered the workforce than obtained jobs.
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.