Colorado unemployment ticks up again in month of conflicting jobs reports

By: Monical Mendoza, Denver Business Journal

Colorado’s unemployment rate, for the fourth consecutive month, ticked up slightly to 3.8 percent in July.

But the state still added 14,000 non-farm payroll jobs from June to July as theColorado Department of Labor and Employment released seemingly conflicting results from a pair of jobs surveys.

A poll of employers showed more payroll jobs in the state, while a survey of households that also covered self-employed people and other non-payroll jobs — the survey used to figure the unemployment rate — showed a decrease in overall employment.

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