Total Labor Force (2018)

3,129,482

Total Population

5,695,564

Population Rank Among States

21st

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$12,371

Rank Among States

36th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.3%

Rank Among States

14th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

More Data

Colorado National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
2.4%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.6%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
39.8%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
69.2%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

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Less than high school (6.0% Colorado | 12.0% National)
Web Designer 6%
12%
High school (19.9% Colorado | 27.1% National)
19.9%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (24.8% Colorado | 28.9% National)
24.8%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (49.3% Colorado | 32.0% National)
49.3%
32%

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network @ColoradoSBDC has a list of Shop Local efforts across the state. With each of these resources, you can search local businesses and plan your next Colorado summer adventure. #ShopLocalColorado https://t.co/XY64EO9bGa https://t.co/p2UfwpMwBn the_cwdc photo

We had a great two days at the Work-based Learning Incubator Convening and are inspired by the innovation happening around #workbasedlearning in K-12 education. Want to catch up on the action? Check out recordings, slides, and other resources: https://t.co/9yZOYpBiPY https://t.co/KCxicZIvMg the_cwdc photo

The Colorado Talent Equity Agenda makes the case for targeting resources, raising awareness, and accelerating shared strategies to close racial economic disparities in the state and measure the results. Learn more: https://t.co/MDRO8g0vVw https://t.co/uQW28mOXcw the_cwdc photo

Addressing skills shortages in Colorado starts with understanding employers’ workforce needs. Take the Bridging the Talent Gap employer survey by June 15 to inform solutions for closing talent gaps: https://t.co/0Xlfijr4rM

Is your retail business looking for ways to improve your ability to attract and retain high-quality talent? Join the the second cohort of the Career Navigation Pilot starting on June 10. More info: https://t.co/KqkgLQhBtM https://t.co/2lNkhEP7Jm the_cwdc photo

Thank you to all our partners, presenters, and attendees for joining us for the 2021 Work-based Learning Incubator Convening! Resources and recordings will be shared on our website next week: https://t.co/9yZOYpjHYq https://t.co/MvEx1bcFPM the_cwdc photo

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Join the @urbaninstitute on June 28 (1-2 pm MDT) for a virtual discussion exploring how some retail businesses have invested in frontline workers in ways that help the business more agilely adapt to the new normal. https://t.co/GHwwUKF2pz

Employers w/ registered #apprenticeship programs (RAPs) give apprentices the skills their organization needs to grow in a labor market characterized by severe #skills gaps. Learn more about RAPs by subscribing to our "That's a RAP!" newsletter: https://t.co/1VCg6ZXN2u

In recognition of #NationalSafetyMonth, Governor Polis has declared June Workplace Safety Month in Colorado. Read the proclamation here: https://t.co/pDolkuKbjn
#safeatworkCO

CDLE is #hiring a Pilot and Engagement Manager for our Office of Just Transition. Applications close June 1, so apply today! https://t.co/LvPj0zRb10 https://t.co/3mYstjRiUb ColoradoLabor photo

The Colorado Jumpstart program offers incentive payments of up to $1,600 to unemployed Coloradans who return to work in May & June. The program sets workers up for success and helps businesses recruit a productive workforce. Learn more at https://t.co/OtpZwmVMHh. https://t.co/pbxbEgyqRJ

Mesa County Workforce Center

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity


What a fantastic week at @SelectUSA Summit! It was great to interact with businesses from around the world & build connections that facilitate US expansions. Thanks to our @ColoradoEcoDevo partners and the whole #SelectUSASummit! https://t.co/VND3nIlIRb
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THAT'S A WRAP! 🎬 The #SelectUSASummit flew by! Thank you to all of the speakers, @POTUS, sponsors, exhibitors, EDOs, Cabinet members, Governors, companies, & participants who made this our most successful @SelectUSA Investment Summit yet with over 3,400 attendees 👏 https://t.co/ZgZVGGn6PP

Denverites- the city's future of transportation needs your voice! Visit https://t.co/Iq4ty97gw1 and provide your input. https://t.co/P0qsRZsvqA DenverOED photo

#Colorado was well represented today at @SelectUSA Summit! Thank you to @GovofCO for highlighting the strengths that our state offers to companies worldwide. @CityofDenver @ColoradoEcoDevo https://t.co/bRGlS4QyqG
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We love to see a LITERAL fireside chat! 🔥 @GovofCO and David Layton Partner & Co-CEO of @partnersgroup sat fireside at the #SelectUSASummit to talk about the many unique opportunities Colorado has to offer new companies looking to make the move to the U.S.! https://t.co/sLviXLYuN4

Interested in starting your childcare business? The @NorthMetroSBDC is offering a FREE course to help child care entrepreneurs! Join them at the next info session on June 15. https://t.co/Pw4XpCqJUX DenverOED photo

Is your business looking to expand into the US? Apply today for our Global Landing Pad Sept. 2021 Session and let us guide you to soft land in Denver, make key connections & learn about our strong and supportive business ecosystem. https://t.co/rO1x6DDkWU @WTCDenver @CityofDenver https://t.co/2o6tU5d7C4 DenverOED photo

Great data and great business plans make for great results. #DENSUN2021 participant Marina Johnson & her @MOST_USA_CO team understand this. Pairing seasoned business executives and top-notch software developers, they drive real, measurable results. @BEN_Colorado https://t.co/ZCy2CSj1rj DenverOED photo

Boulder County Workforce Development Board


Have you always wanted to be a business major, but haven't gotten the chance YET? Check out YET tournament here: http://t.co/PAdVyqW9ui

Don't Forget, the Job Fair is today at Boulder County Fairgrounds 3-6:00.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the Boulder County Job Fair at Boulder County Fairgrounds 3-6! #WorkingBCW

Looking for a Job but don't know where to start? Head on over to the Boulder County Teen and Young Adult Job and Career Fair March12 at 3:00

Check the website of http://t.co/UaDF2ePHlO for weekly updated jobs and opportunities, check the Boulder County Facebook for featured jobs.

Happy #VeteransDay from Workforce Boulder County! Do you know anyone who has served in the military?

Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board


Looking for a job in retail? We have the career fair for you! Join us at the Metro Denver Retail Partnership Virtual Career Fair, June 16th from 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. For more info and to register, click here: https://t.co/xOj9gywft0.
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Our core job search workshops are now online!
https://t.co/enugvrQzm3. Prior to joining a workshop, we recommend that you register with https://t.co/zUDi7nKmKW and set up a job seeker profile. If you need help setting up a profile, please call 303.636.1160. #JobSearch #Workshops https://t.co/EHHmwLNp58
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Looking for a summer job? We have the career fair for you! Join us at the Summer’s Finest Career Fair, which has been extended through July 2nd, 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. For more info and to register, click here: https://t.co/XZ49A8qhtA. #Jobs #CareerFair #NowHiring https://t.co/OAw6qNkg6r adworks303 photo

🚨🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨🚨

Quest Diagnostics is #hiring for PHLEBOTOMIST

For more information please click here: https://t.co/FTM41wWz9I
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🚨🚨 JOB ALERT 🚨🚨

3D Systems is #hiring for IT HELP DESK SUPPORT

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