Friday, April 8, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Ending the decade where we started

At the end of 2010, Colorado had 40,000 fewer jobs than in 2000, despite having almost 900,000 more residents. From 2000 to 2010, the state experienced huge swings in employment driven by the 2001 and 2007 recessions. Of the two, the more recent recession was by far the worst. Since the onset of that downturn (December 2007), Colorado has lost 140,900 jobs, or 6 percent of its non-farm labor force. That loss ranks 18th worst in the country. Colorado has yet to recover.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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