The number of available jobs in an eleven-county western Colorado area has more than doubled in the past year.
The state Department of Labor and Employment says a survey showed 15-hundred-39 jobs compared with 764 a year ago.
Trade, transportation and utilities had the most openings.
The counties surveyed included Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Hinsdale, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta.
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