“We knew Colorado was the underdog, but the process alone was worth its weight in gold,” said Sam Bailey, the Metro Denver EDC’s vice president of economic development.
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.
The state's unemployment rate is at just 2.8 percent and job growth has accelerated, perplexing economists.
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.
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.