The Denver metro area closed 2016 with 40,187 people unemployed, according to a federal jobs report released Wednesday.
Auditor: Colorado prisons have sharply reduced their use of solitary confinement, but there are still some serious issues
A state auditor's report finds the Colorado isn't doing enough to keep mentally ill people out of isolation cells, which can further damage their mental health.
All but Colorado's natural resources and mining industry are predicted to see gains.
Only 3.5 percent of the Colorado's workforce was unemployed in October, the state says.
Just 2.9 percent of the workforce was unemployed in the Denver metro in September, BLS data shows.
Authorities are investigating the apparent killing of an inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility.
Colorado can still boast having a strong economy, but the state isn't the bustling job creator it once was, according to two new reports.