Colorado's unemployment rate hit a 20-year high in February at 7.2 percent- with Colorado Springs at 8.2 percent and Pueblo at 8.9 percent.
The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in February.
A look at local unemployment rates for February, not seasonally adjusted, and the February 2008 rate in parentheses:
-- Metro Denver: 7.9 percent (4.6 percent)
-- Boulder-Longmont: 6.1 percent (3.9 percent)
-- Colorado Springs: 8.4 percent (5.3 percent)
-- Fort Collins-Loveland: 6.5 percent (4.3 percent)
-- Grand Junction: 7.2 percent (3.9 percent)
-- Greeley: 8.4 percent (5.2 percent)
-- Pueblo: 8.9 percent (5.9 percent)
The state unemployment rate hasn't been that high since February 1988.
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