Wednesday, March 27, 2013

February employment in Colorado remains below national rate, falls to 7.2 percent

Colorado 's unemployment rate dipped further below the national unemployment rate in February, dropping to 7.2 percent in Colorado compared to 7.7 percent for the nation overall. (These are seasonally adjusted numbers.)

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Colorado during January was 7.3 percent, and it was 7.9 percent for the nation.

Colorado's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was down year over year in February, dropping year over year from 8.2 percent during February 2012 to 7.2 percent during February 2013.

The national unemployment rate also fell at the national level, year over year, with a drop from 8.3 percent during February 2012 to 7.7 percent during February 2013.

The graph shows a comparison between the two rates since 2006 through FEbruary 2013:

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