Springs, Pueblo Unemployment Above National Average

By: Associated Press/KKTV
By: Associated Press/KKTV
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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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