Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Colorado employment increased by 138,700 during the first eleven months of 2021, or a monthly average of about 12,600. By comparison, the average growth was about 5,000 per month in 2019. There is reason to feel optimistic about the economy, but there are significant headwinds.
Most industries added jobs in 2021, although several industries may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022 or later. Employment in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector increased by about 16,800