Unemployment rate increases in January


The unemployment rate for January in Archuleta County rose by 1.5 percentage points over the month.

There were less people in the county holding jobs, according to a report issued last week by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment — 5,230 in January compared to 5,929 in December. Overall, there were 645 fewer workers in the county’s job market, but these included 54 more people claiming unemployment, which pushed the unemployment rate up from 4.2 percent to 5.7 over the month.

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