Colorado's unemployment rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point for the month of September, thanks to teachers heading back to school.
State economists say the unemployment rate was four-point-four percent in September, down from four-point-eight percent in August.
The state's unemployment rate was five percent a year ago.
Colorado's rate remains below the national figure of four-point-six percent for September.
Five of the eleven industry sectors reported job losses -- based on the state's seasonally-adjusted figures.
Tourism led Colorado's job gains.