Why does ‘1.8’ make me worry?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintSometimes, positive economic numbers can give one pause. Take, for example, the figure “1.8.” Add the word “percent” to the end of that number, and you have the unemployment rate for the Boulder metropolitan statistical area — encompassing Boulder County. Look at Larimer County, and the unemployment rate is slightly higher, at 1.9 percent. Unemployment stands at 2 percent in Broomfield County and 2.1 percent at Weld County. Defining “full…