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Unemployment Rates In Colorado And Kansas Hold Steady

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Colorado’s unemployment rate held steady between January and February.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor, Colorado’s unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 3 percent, with the number of people actively participating in the labor force increasing by 7,600 over the month and the number of people reporting themselves as employed increasing by 7,800.

The largest private sector job gains were in construction, trade, transportation, utilities and manufacturing.

The unemployment rate in Kansas decreased only slightly, from 3.5 percent in January to 3.4 percent in February.

According to the Kansas Department of Labor, seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 500 and private sector jobs increased by 200 between January and February.

The U.S. unemployment rate was also unchanged in February at 4.1 percent.