DENVER - Colorado's unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in January, its lowest point in more than five years, according to figures released Monday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The state's jobless rate peaked at 9.1 percent in October 2010 and has declined almost without interruption ever since. The last time the unemployment rate was as low as 6.1 percent was December 2008.

The Boulder-Longmont metropolitan statistical area continued to post the Front Range urban corridor's lowest non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate at 5.1 percent in January, higher than the previous month's 4.5 percent but lower than the 5.9 percent recorded in January 2013.

A similar trend was seen in the Fort Collins-Loveland area, where January's 5.5 percent jobless rate was up from 4.7 percent in December but down a full percentage point from the 6.5 percent rate reported in January 2013.

Greeley posted the area's greatest improvement, in which January's jobless rate of 6.8 percent was down from 8.6 percent in the same month of 2013. Greeley had a non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 6 percent in December.

Broomfield County had an unemployment rate of 6 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December but down from 6.8 percent in January 2013.