Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Colorado gains 4,700 new jobs in February

In February, Colorado was down 61,300 jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007, a rate that ranks 21st in the nation. Despite being far below pre-recession employment levels, the trend in job growth has continued upward as Colorado reaches its highest employment level in three years. (Figure 4) Between January and February, Colorado saw an increase of 4,700 jobs. Similarly, between February 2011 and February 2012, Colorado gained 48,800 jobs. Government employment decreased in January, while private-sector jobs saw increased growth. The largest employment gains in February were with state and local government, and in education and health sectors.

For more analysis on Colorado's recovery, check the monthly Recovery Watch.

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