More bright news for the economy. The unemployment rate dropped again in Colorado to 7.8 percent in January. That's down one-tenth of a percentage.

During January the state gained a total of 19,500 jobs. The private sector added 22,500 jobs in January but government cut 3,000 positions. The biggest gains were in construction, professional and business services and leisure and hospitality.

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Nationally, the unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in January.