Southeast Colorado Unemployment Percentages for June 2011

Employers in Colorado added 4,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,236,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. The government sector declined by 2,600 payroll jobs and the private sector added 7,100. 

The unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.5 percent based on household survey results. The labor force decreased by 10,500 to 2,681,500 and total employment decreased 5,800 to 2,453,100 causing the number of unemployed to drop 4,800 and the unemployment rate to decline. This is the fourth consecutive monthly decline in the unemployment rate. However, in March, April and May the decline was due to an increase in total employment. The national unemployment rate increased from 9.1 to 9.2 percent over the same period. 

Over the year, the unemployment rate is down three-tenths of one percentage point from 8.8 percent in June 2010. The number of Coloradans participating in the labor force declined 7,700, total employment increased 1,800 and the number of unemployed decreased 9,600. The national unemployment rate declined from 9.5 to 9.2 percent from June 2010 to 2011. 

The percentages for southeast Colorado Counties are as follows: 

                                                June 2011            May 2011             June 2010 

Baca                                       4.2                          3.9                          4.1

Bent                                        8.5                          8.2                          8.1

Kiowa                                     4.5                          3.8                          4.7

Kit Carson                             5.0                          4.9                          4.8

Las Animas                            9.3                          8.9                          9.9

Crowley                                 9.6                          9.5                          10.9

Otero                                     9.9                          9.2                          9.1

Prowers                                6.8                          5.8                          6.9 

Delores County had the highest unemployment figure in the state at 13.6% followed by Costilla at 13% and Saguache at 12.8%.

Filed Under: BusinessCountyEconomyEmploymentFeaturedThe Journal Alert


About the Author:

RSSComments (0)

Trackback URL

Comments are closed.