Wages rose 5.4 percent in April compared to the same time last year, the strongest wage growth of any state.
Colorado Department of Labor
The strike will affect 71,000 students across 147 schools, and 5,353 teachers and specialized service providers.
When negotiations resumed last week, the wedge between the teacher's union and the district grew even larger.
Denver Public Schools district officials had requested the Colorado Department of Labor help prevent the strike.
There are few comparisons in Colorado’s history when it comes to the performance of the job market in 2018.
Since the shutdown began, federal workers in Colorado have filed more than 2,000 claims. They make up more than 20 percent of unemployment claims filed since the shutdown began.
The biggest August job gains were in hospitality and construction.
The state's unemployment rate is at just 2.8 percent and job growth has accelerated, perplexing economists.
The drop of two-tenths of a percent reflects slightly more participation in the workforce.
Wage growth was up almost 4.6 percent — well above inflation — and wages have been rising for almost a year now.