Colorado employers will soon be barred from asking questions that could reveal someone’s age on a job application.
The largest gains were seen in government (+60,000), health care (+41,000), social assistance (+24,000), construction (+23,000), and professional and business services (+21,000).
Despite the rise in unemployment rate, the nation’s total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 339,000 jobs.
Colorado’s March state unemployment rate was 2.8 percent, a 0.1 percent drop from February.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.
Despite this, based on preliminary data, the state has added about 10,695 new nonfarm jobs between January to February with some of the largest increases coming from the business, trade, hospitality, and government sectors.