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FastFacts February 2014

The Routt County unemployment rate dipped to 4.5% in December 2013, the lowest rate since December 2008. Moffat County’s 5.2% unemployment rate in December 2013 still was well below the current Colorado unemployment rate (6.2%) and U.S. rate (6.6%).

Retail Sales
Moffat County retail sales remained solid on a year-to-date basis despite a 15.2% drop in November 2013 compared to the previous November. Routt County retail sales in November 2013 were up 9.1% compared to the previous November.

Real Estate
Average December 2013 listing price in Routt County was $529,900, a slight drop from the previous month. Average listing price in Moffat County was $179,000 and has remained in the $169,000-195,000 range since May.

Year-to-date coal production through November 2013 was down almost 20% in Moffat County, nearly 18% in Routt County, and 31% statewide. Moffat and Routt accounted for roughly half the Colorado coal produced in November.

Heading into the final days of February, snow-water equivalent was running a healthy 133% of average on Rabbit Ears Pass and 120% on Buffalo Pass. Snowpack for the Yampa/White River Basin was 123% of average, outpacing the statewide average of 115%.

FastFacts February 2014


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