Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent.
The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost 2,700 jobs between July 2013 and June 2013, but that there’s a net year-over-year gain of 2,800 jobs.
Statewide, the unemployment rate also increased to 7.1 percent. The number of people participating in the labor force decreased 6,500 and the number of people reporting themselves as employed decreased by 7,100, according to DLE.
The national unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent, according to figures.
The largest over the month private sector job gains were in leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation and utilities, construction, and other services. The largest over the month decline was in government.
Over the year, nonfarm payroll jobs increased 63,400. Private sector payroll jobs increased 60,800 and government increased 2,600. The largest private sector job gains were in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and construction. The largest over the year decline was in financial activities.