By Mary Jo Coulehan
Pagosa Springs Area
Chamber of Commerce
Unemployment was at all-time highs, in both Pagosa Springs and nationally, this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the orders to shut businesses, unemployment rates skyrocketed. The state and Pagosa Springs hit a high during the month of April 2020 with state unemployment numbers at 12.2 percent and Archuleta County coming in at 16.4 percent.
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