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).
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.