Unemployment rates in Colorado have dropped to their lowest rate in five years, but that's not the story here in Mesa County.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is reporting the jobless rate at 6.5 percent,the lowest since it hit 6 point 1 percent in December 2008.
The Mesa County Workforce Center officials say unemployment for mesa county sits at 6.9 percent,down from 7 percent the month before.
Officials report a slight increase in labor force, from 78,036 to 78,087.
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