Colorado's employment rate is the 10th lowest in the United States at 3 percent.
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Drillers are making money — even though prices have yet to get back to their peak.
Seattle and San Francisco again led the nation with double digit appreciation. Denver was lumped in a half dozen cities each at 7.6 percent growth.
The Centennial State ranked fifth in the nation for job growth, easing some concerns that the low unemployment rate would hurt hiring.
The president of the Colorado Mining Association is “feeling confident that we’ve reached stability in terms of the six remaining mines in Colorado.”
There are signs that price gains may level off: home sales nationally are flat, and if mortgage interest rates continue to rise it will dampen demand.
Single family home construction has lagged since the Great Recession in most states, including Colorado.
Marijuana’s share of Denver's energy pie is “growing overall at a much faster rate than the overall energy use in the city.”
Energy producers are responding to prices.