Northern Colorado, Boulder Valley unemployment rate up in January

The jobless rate for workers in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado was up slightly in January but remained under 4 percent in all four of the region’s counties, according to Colorado Department of Labor and Employment data.

Boulder County led the region with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, up from 3.3 percent in December. Broomfield County’s rate moved from 3.5 percent in December to 3.7 percent in January. Both Larimer and Weld counties posted January jobless rates of 3.8 percent. That’s up from 3.2 percent in December for Larimer and 3.5 percent for Weld.

Colorado’s statewide unemployment rate grew from 3.8 percent in December to 4.2 percent in January.

Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 33.2 to 32.7 hours and average hourly earnings increased from $28.21 to $30.18, labor department data shows.

The jobless rate for workers in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado was up slightly in January but remained under 4 percent in all four of the region’s counties, according to Colorado Department of Labor and Employment data.

Boulder County led the region with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, up from 3.3 percent in December. Broomfield County’s rate moved from 3.5 percent in December to 3.7 percent in January. Both Larimer and Weld counties posted January jobless rates of 3.8 percent. That’s up from 3.2 percent in December for Larimer and 3.5 percent for Weld.

Colorado’s statewide unemployment rate grew from 3.8 percent in December to 4.2 percent in January.

Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 33.2 to 32.7 hours and average hourly earnings increased from $28.21 to $30.18, labor department data shows.