Area jobless rate steady in January
The rate in Boulder County remained at 5.5 percent compared with December, and was one percentage point lower than January a year ago, the report said.
In Broomfield County, the rate dropped from 6.6 percent in December to 6.5 percent in January. The rate was 7.3 percent in January a year ago.
Both counties outperformed the state, which had a 7.3 percent unemployment rate, down from 7.5 percent in December.
Statewide, the largest over-the-month private-sector job gains were in trade, transportation, utilities and construction. Manufacturing declined by 1,200 jobs.
The unemployment rate is derived from a survey of households to see how many Coloradans have jobs.
February figures for Colorado will be released March 29.
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