Fast Facts July 2013

The local economies of Moffat and Routt Counties continue to slowly improve. Download the most recent FastFacts now.

The July FastFacts can be found on the Yampa Valley Data Partners website under Products & Services. The download is in PDF format and available to you now and for historical reference.

See below for July key takeaways.

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Yampa Valley FastFacts Key Takeaways

Employment
In June 2013 Moffat County’s unemployment rate increased to 6.7% from 6.2% in May. Routt’s rate dropped to 6.6% from 7.8% last month. The drop in Routt County’s unemployment is most likely due to seasonal job availability

Retail Sales
Combined Moffat and Routt taxable sales in April 2013 were $77.22 million. This represents a 2.3% increase compared to April 2012. At the county level, Routt’s year-over-year sales grew by 3.0% and Moffat year-over-year sales grew 1.2%.

Real Estate
The real estate market in Moffat county is improving. As of June 2013, average listing prices in Moffat were up 2.0% compared to June 2012. In Routt, average listing prices were down 15% in compared to June 2012. Inventory levels in both counties were at a year-to-date high.

Energy
The Yampa Valley energy production figures have not been updated since April. As of April 2013, Moffat County year-to-date oil production was up 33.0% compared to 2012. Year-to-date natural gas production in Moffat was also up by 10.4% compared to 2012. Year-to-date coal production was down 13.7% and up 14.3% in Moffat and Routt, respectively.

Climate
The average daily stream flow on the Yampa was running at 154cfs as of August 4th which is 55% of average. Water levels at both reservoirs has not been updated since last month. Water levels is at 108% of average at Stagecoach reservoir. Water level at the Yamcolo reservoir storage site was 47% of average as of June 30th.

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