Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March, but unemployment rate increases

DENVER - The Colorado labor department says the state had 3,300 more non-farm jobs in March than in the previous month, for a total of more than 2.4 million.

However, the March employment report said unemployment rose slightly, from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent as more people entered the labor market.  But compared to March, 2013 unemployment was down from 7 percent.

Jobs in trade, transportation and utilities, construction and other services accounted for most of the increase. The largest declines were in professional and business services.

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