FastFacts – December 2014

Employment

November unemployment rates in Routt County (3.7%) and Moffat County (3.8%) increased slightly since October but remained favorable compared to November 2013, when rates stood at 5.5% in Routt and 5.2% in Moffat.

Real Estate

There were 27% fewer home listings in Moffat County in December 2014 compared to the previous December, while Routt County saw roughly a 15% drop in the number of listings over the same period. November 2014 median listing prices were down about 15% in Moffat and 4% in Routt compared to the previous November.

Energy

Coal production through September 2014 was up nearly 8% in Moffat County and 2% in Routt County compared to the same period in 2013. Moffat oil and gas numbers trailed 2013 figures, while Routt’s small quantity of gas production was up 15% from 2013.

Climate

Recent snow boosted snowpack and snow-water equivalent to above the 1987-2013 average on Rabbit Ears Pass and about average on Buffalo Pass. Stagecoach and Yamcolo reservoir levels remained better than 20% above average, a carryover from the Yampa Valley’s wet summer.

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