The unemployment rate in Delta County dropped slightly from May to June, but more significantly from a year ago. According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, unemployment in Delta County is estimated at 6 percent for June 2015, compared to 6.7 percent for June 2014. The labor force increased slightly, from 14,161 to 14,265.
Across the state, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 4.4 percent. Neighboring counties report 5.8 percent (Montrose) and 6.6 percent unemployment (Mesa).
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.