NoCo, Boulder Valley jobless rate ticks up in October

The unemployment rate in all four Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley counties increased modestly from September to October, according to recently released data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Larimer County was the lowest in the region, with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2 percent, up from 1.9 percent in September. 

Boulder County, which also posted a 1.9 percent jobless rate in September, saw the figure increase to 2.1 percent in October. 

Both Broomfield and Weld counties recorded an October unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, up from 2 percent in the previous month. 

The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, and the Colorado rate decreased by the same amount to 2.6 percent.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 33.3 to 33 hours, and average hourly earnings increased from $29.55 to $30.58, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. 

The unemployment rate in all four Northern Colorado and Boulder Valley counties increased modestly from September to October, according to recently released data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Larimer County was the lowest in the region, with a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2 percent, up from 1.9 percent in September. 

Boulder County, which also posted a 1.9 percent jobless rate in September, saw the figure increase to 2.1 percent in October. 

Both Broomfield and Weld counties recorded an October unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, up from 2 percent in the previous month. 

The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, and the Colorado rate decreased by the same amount to 2.6 percent.

Over the year, the average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased from 33.3 to 33 hours, and average hourly earnings increased from $29.55 to $30.58, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.