After state’s first-of-year changes, unemployment rate declines again

RBC I After the Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment (DOL) adjusted Rio Blanco County’s jobless rate between December 2014 and January 2015 from 4.9 percent to above 6.1 percent through a method of refiguring, the DOL stated, dating back to 1979, the county unemployment rate is again falling.

County jobless rate stays steady

RBC I The Rio Blanco County unemployment rate remained at a steady 3.2 percent in December, unchanged since the November rate and 1.1 percent lower than in December 2013.

Unemployment rate in Rio Blanco County up to 3 percent in Nov.

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RBC I The unseasonably adjusted unemployment rate inched up half a percent during November in Rio Blanco County. The increase was the first in the past 12 months, following a low of 2.5 percent in October.

County’s unemployment rate continues to drop, now 2.7%

RBC I The unemployment figures for Rio Blanco continued to drop in October, making it nearly a year since the county has had to report a rise or even steady rate for the jobless.

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate dives in August

RBC I After more than six months in a row in which the Rio Blanco County unemployment rate fell by one-tenth (.1) of a percent, that good news was magnified several times by the county unemployment rate for August.

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate continues to drop

RBC I A positive trend that started early this year is continuing as the June unemployment rates in Rio Blanco and Colorado have reported at least the fifth consecutive month where the number of jobless has decreased, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is reporting.

Unemployment rate continues to drop in Rio Blanco County

RBC I For the fourth straight month, the June unemployment rate is down slightly in Rio Blanco County, using seasonally non-adjusted figures. Unemployment numbers are down more than 1.8 percent from June 2013.

Rio Blanco’s unemployment down again

RBC I The unemployment rates in Rio Blanco County and the State of Colorado continued to drop in May, setting a strong trend of new jobs as the state heads into summer.

Unemployment on the decrease in recent months in the county

RBC I The unemployment rate in Rio Blanco County in April has fallen in the last two months, and the total number is more than 1 percent below the rate from one year ago.