Colorado continues to have some of the lowest unemployment in the US. For workers in Mesa County, summer opened up more employment opportunities.

Colorado's unemployment rate remained flat from July through August at 2.4%. According to the US Department of Labor, the state is second only to North Dakota (2.3%) of the states with the lowest unemployment rate in the US.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reports the national unemployment rate in August at 4.4%.

In Mesa County, unemployment decreased from 3.6% in July to 3.0% in August. The unemployment rate in Mesa County in August 2016 was 5.1%.

The CDLE reports the following unemployment rates and changes from July to August 2017. All counties listed showed increases in employment month over month. Still, some are above the statewide unemployment average.

Unemployment July - Unemployment August (Change)

  • Delta County  3.1% - 2.7% (-0.4%)
  • Eagle County  1.9% - 1.6% (-0.3%)
  • Garfield County  2.4% - 2.1% (-0.3%)
  • Gunnison County  1.5% - 1.3% (-0.2%)
  • Mesa County  3.6% - 3.0% (-0.6%)
  • Moffat County  2.8% - 2.3% (-0.5)
  • Montrose County  2.8% - 2.4% (-0.4%)
  • Ouray County  2.2% - 2.0% (-0.2%)
  • Pitkin County  2.1% - 1.8% (-0.3%)
  • Rio Blanco County  3.1% - 2.9% (-0.2%)
  • San Juan County  1.3% - 1.0% (-0.3%)
  • San Miguel County  1.6% - 1.5% (-0.1%)

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment