The Great Recession shocked the system 10 years ago, and those problems are still being felt.
The number of construction jobs has risen 54 percent since bottoming out in 2011.
The Census Bureau says 17,197 housing permits have been approved in Colorado year-to-date: a 27 percent increase over the same time in 2017.
The Mile High City's homeownership rate has fallen nearly 20 percent in 13 years, due in part to an apartment boom.
Today, there are around 15,000 less construction workers in Colorado than there were in 2007, when the state hit its peak.
The Mile High City has the second-fastest-growing population in the country since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In the midst of an economic boom, there’s plenty of work but the industry is struggling to fill positions.Read more