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Colorado's Unemployment Rate Lowest In The Nation

DENVER (CBS4) - Colorado's unemployment rate is at the lowest in the nation.

The numbers from June show that Colorado is in a tie with North Dakota at 2.3 percent unemployment.

The state added 6,500 new jobs last month, with the current number of unemployed hovering just over 67,000 people.

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On Friday, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta visited Colorado for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the annual meeting of a conservative organization in downtown.

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There, Acosta said, "Employers are struggling, they are saying we cannot find the workers we need. This is a Colorado issue and this is a nationwide issue. Nationwide, there are nearly 6 million open jobs and job creators are saying we cannot find the workers we need."

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With the best rate, Colorado is obviously below the national average, which is 4.4 percent.

Fourteen other states also reported major hiring increases.

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