Unemployment fell in Weld County in February. Colorado officials are reporting that the unemployment rate slipped from 9.6 percent to 9.2 percent last month.

According to Friday’s Colorado Department of Labor & Employment release, Weld’s unemployment rate was lower compared to February 2011, when it was 10.3 percent.

The report said that between January and February, the number of unemployed in Weld fell from 11,358 people to 11,244. When paired against February 2011, unemployment fell by 1,268 people.