October 2017 Unemployment Stats for Mesa County

November, 17th, 2017
Successful, Employed Group of People with Various Occupations

· State of CO UI rate 2.6%; 4.1% national UI rate

· October 2017 UI rate for Mesa is 3.4%; Labor force 72,874; New Claims 174

· September 2017 UI rate for Mesa is 3.0%; Labor force 72,286; New Claims 170

· October 2016 was 4.2%; Labor force 73,416; New Claims 205

· New UI Claims Year to date 2017: 1,763

· New UI Claims Year to date 2016: 2,606

· Job Orders October 2017: 607

· Job Orders October 2016: 409

· Job Orders Year to date 2017: 6,425

· Job Orders year to date 2016: 4,395

The UI rate rose slightly from last month. October 2017 UI rate is 3.4% up from September 2017’s 3.0%. The UI rate in October of 2016 was 4.2% so we are still lower than compared to one year ago. It is the typical trend to see the UI rate go up a little over the winter months. New UI claims went up slightly from last month, but are lower compared to this time last year. The labor force increased slightly as well as it has been since July of this year, which is good to see, but is still slightly lower than this time last year. Job orders in Mesa County compared to one year prior are significantly higher.

Celina Kirnberger
Business Services Supervisor
Mesa County Workforce Center