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There’s work in rural Colorado. So reports Allison Sherry for the Denver Post, following up state employment figures from an economically frigid December.

Thus far, places like Kiowa and Jackson County have avoided the heavy layoffs puncturing Denver and other Colorado urban centers. In Kiowa County (eastern Colordao), “December’s unadjusted
unemployment rate was 3.7 percent.” Denver’s unemployment rate was 7 percent.

Sherry writes that home foreclosures have been heaviest in the state’s suburbs and that greater percentages of rural workers are in “jobs that don’t go away very easily — hospitals, nursing homes, schools and local government.”

Even so, unemployment figures in rural Colorado were higher than a year ago.

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