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).
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.