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.
There’s no doubt that Colorado’s strong economy will be a key selling point to voters if Gov. John Hickenlooper makes a White House run.
Virtually every aspect of life in the Centennial State has been transformed in some way over the governor's two terms in charge.
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.
The drop of two-tenths of a percent reflects slightly more participation in the workforce.
With unemployment hovering around 2 percent in Colorado there are a lot of such job openings, but not enough people to fill them.
Wage growth was up almost 4.6 percent — well above inflation — and wages have been rising for almost a year now.