Unemployment dips across region, under 2 percent in Larimer County

The jobless rate dropped between August and September throughout the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado, with the rate dipping below 2 percent in Larimer County.

Larimer County led the way in September with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 1.9 percent, according to recently released data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Boulder, Broomfield and Weld counties each posted jobless rates of 2 percent for the month.

The September unemployment-rate decrease came after an August report in which the rate remained mostly flat.

Larimer County posted a rate of  2.3 percent in August, Boulder and Broomfield counties 2.4 percent, and Weld County 2.5 percent. 

The statewide rate in September was 2.7 percent, and the nationwide rate was 3.5 percent.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 34.2 to 34 hours, and average hourly earnings increased from $29.38 to $30.90, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

The jobless rate dropped between August and September throughout the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado, with the rate dipping below 2 percent in Larimer County.

Larimer County led the way in September with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 1.9 percent, according to recently released data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Boulder, Broomfield and Weld counties each posted jobless rates of 2 percent for the month.

The September unemployment-rate decrease came after an August report in which the rate remained mostly flat.

Larimer County posted a rate of  2.3 percent in August, Boulder and Broomfield counties 2.4 percent, and Weld County 2.5 percent. 

The statewide rate in September was 2.7 percent, and the nationwide rate was 3.5 percent.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 34.2 to 34 hours, and average hourly earnings increased from $29.38 to $30.90, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.