The Gazette: Colorado Springs area had nation’s fourth-hottest job market through October

The Colorado Springs area added nearly 15,000 jobs in the 12 months ending Oct. 31, giving the region the fourth hottest job market in the nation.

That 5.2 percent growth rate ranked behind Midland, Texas; Ocean City, N.J., and Kankakee, Ill., according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Like all jobs reports, the growth rate will eventually be adjusted downward in March when more complete employment information is available, an economist said.

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