The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Colorado during October was 7.9 percent, and it was also 7.9 percent for the nation.
According to the most recent BLS press release on state unemployment:
Colorado's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was down slightly in October, dropping year over year from 8.1 percent during October 2011 to 7.9 percent during October 2012. The Colorado rate fell from September to October this year, dropping from 8.0 to 7.9 percent.
Fourteen states reported statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate decreases in
October. The largest of these occurred in South Carolina (-0.5 percentage point), followed by Alaska and Wisconsin (-0.4 point each). The remaining 36 states and the District of Columbia recorded jobless rates that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.
The national unemployment rate fell by much more than it did in Colorado, falling from 8.9 percent to 7.9 percent from October 2011 to October 2012. The rate rose slightly from September to October, rising from 7.8 to 7.9 percent.
The graph shows a comparison between the two rates since 2006:
See here for metro area unemployment info in Colorado.