The biggest August job gains were in hospitality and construction.
The long-term unemployed are still unable to find jobs, while some employers are struggling to find qualified workers.
Xcel plans to buy two existing gas-fired generating plants in Colorado and add five solar farms and three wind farms.
Wyoming sees wind flow generally different than that of the western plains, where many of Colorado's existing farms are built.
VF Corp announced Monday that it will move its headquarters and an estimated 800 jobs to Denver
The state's unemployment rate is at just 2.8 percent and job growth has accelerated, perplexing economists.
VF Corporation, the major company that owns such outdoor brands as The North Face and Timberland, is moving its global headquarters to Denver.
Pueblo is “poised to become the renewable energy hub for Colorado and likely the region.”
“To be the name that pops up at the top of the BLM conversation is wonderful for us,” said Robin Brown from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.
Wage growth was up almost 4.6 percent — well above inflation — and wages have been rising for almost a year now.