Local unemployment rate up slightly in June


Staff Writer

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County in June 2013 was 7.8 percent, up slightly compared to 7.6 percent in May, but down significantly compared to 8.9 percent in June of 2012, according to a report issued July 19 by Alexandra Hall from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

There were 6,454 people in the county’s labor force and, of those, 503 claimed unemployment. This was an increase compared to 6,214 in May (with 472 unemployed), but a decrease compared to 6,500 in 2012 (with 576 unemployed).

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