Throughout the first two months of 2017, Colorado job growth is 48,200 greater than the same period in 2016. The slower rate of job growth is thought to be a function of the normal "ups and downs" of the business cycle.
Almost 21,000 jobs can be attributed to expansion of the accommodations and food services sector and health care. For more details check out the most recent cber.co economic update.
In addition, the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the Colorado Legislative Council have released their March quarterly updates. These reports provide a comprehensive overview of the state economy and the many challenges facing the Colorado legislature.
For more details about the outlook for Colorado this year, go to the cber.co Colorado Economic 2017 Forecast.