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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Collaboration and resource sharing are more important than ever. Join us Oct. 27-29 for the 2020 Sectors Academy as we virtually convene Colorado sector partnerships to strengthen collaboration & explore approaches to sustainability. Registration & agenda: https://t.co/hMG7J6ypLQ https://t.co/XlrsgvJFK5 the_cwdc photo

The updated Work-based Learning Funding Matrix provides a snapshot of public funding available to support #workbasedlearning programs across Colorado. Explore these funding opportunities: https://t.co/viLjjpicmG https://t.co/83TLxcPIBP the_cwdc photo

Don't forget to join us tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a webinar on the October release of the Talent Development Playbook: Partnering for Success. We'll hear from employers about the partnerships that have supported their talent development needs. Register: https://t.co/UBBcq2Jrno https://t.co/vf06rDyj8L the_cwdc photo

We're pleased to announce the October release of the Talent Development Playbook: Partnering for Success, which dives into partnering at a shared table w/ sector partnerships and opening doors to training & talent with education & workforce. Learn more: https://t.co/n9r39i0i9K https://t.co/3Mx8jEdGMo the_cwdc photo

Hear about the latest updates from the CWDC in our October News Roundup: https://t.co/GE48JK2g2L

The 2020 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/XQaJ6Zos2f https://t.co/ffleJ0k6Nw the_cwdc photo

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment


Time is running out to certify for Lost Wages Assistance benefits! The last day to certify is this Saturday, October 24. If you haven't done so, visit https://t.co/BheGEL5XT9, click on the Virtual Assistant at the bottom of the page, and type "Lost Wages."
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Most UI self-service applications for claimants and employers, including payment requests, will not be available from 6-8 pm MST tonight (10/22). Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/YByljLNNiK ColoradoLabor photo

We are currently working to resolve technical difficulties that may prevent some users from accessing the Colorado unemployment website via the https://t.co/BheGEL5XT9 web address. In the meantime, the website can be accessed at https://t.co/vKd9UmRJiU.

CDLE's Div. of Voc Rehab provides a many no-cost employment services to people with disabilities. Their expert staff work with their clients to create customized career plans. Learn more about their services below, and share with your networks! https://t.co/PYbMSryJ9v

During this week of #NDEAM, we'll be highlighting employment resources for people with disabilities. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn as well as Twitter and share the posts with your networks! https://t.co/13EAn8zbZH ColoradoLabor photo

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Denver Economic Development & Opportunity


The Comcast RISE program helps small businesses w/grants, equipment, marketing & tech for those hardest hit by COVID. Black-owned small businesses are the first eligible, & the program opens more broadly to all BIPOC small business owners 11/28 https://t.co/HNS2JQXEWG .

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund! Up to $15,000 per grantee. Read the details at https://t.co/yx95h1J1bg and send us your information. Help spread the word! @CityofDenver https://t.co/nxNjeXB72p DenverOED photo

#Denver, be aware of new public health orders. Read the guidelines, follow them, and help us spread these updates among your community. Stay safe, stay strong! https://t.co/f4zDsBsvsX
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So, today, we are issuing two public health orders as additional steps to get this infection rate increase back under control. https://t.co/VUxEJmiPwd

Fellow #Denverites, feel proud! Congrats to our community and the other three Colorado cities that have made the list of the #BestPlacesToLive in the U.S. https://t.co/r7aX4TwMjt

To our #Denver community: we are with you. #Housing is key to your health & safety- reach out if you're facing challenges. We will help you! @DenverDHS https://t.co/BwKGvtOO69
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Find rental, utility, eviction, housing resources, and more at https://t.co/vzDsbnb5vy, or call @HRCPDenver's Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection at 720-944-2498 to speak with a financial resource navigator for one-on-one support. https://t.co/LhB1b7nPx5

Have you heard? We're accepting applications until Oct. 20 for the Priority Neighborhood Small Business Fund. This second round of funding provides up to $7,500 to business owners impacted by COVID-19. Help spread the word, read the details, and apply! https://t.co/sLe5rNTrK5 https://t.co/2reCbrPGsQ 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


**JOB ALERT**

Delta Dental of Colorado is #hiring for CLAIMS PROCESSOR

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Please join us on Oct. 28th @ 10:00AM as we host a no-cost virtual conference that will provide you with solutions to help your business understand legal issues associated with COVID-19. For more information and to get registered please click here: https://t.co/rI863uWMUH https://t.co/mAp3AKIYCF adworks303 photo

Please note that beginning Monday, October 26th we will move to a new schedule for in-person service. We will still see customers by appointment only in two of our locations. Please see the image below for days and times. To schedule an appointment please call 303.636.1160.

**JOB ALERT**

RoadSafe is #hiring for TRAFFIC CONTROL SUPERVISOR

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Please join us tomorrow for the Employment First Virtual Career Fair from 1:00 - 3:00 PM! Veterans only at 1:00 PM & open to the General Public at 1:30 PM. Click here for more information & to get registered: https://t.co/nlOeCU8dyd
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Scram Systems is #hiring for FIRMWARE TESTER

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