Colorado economic update

From an economic standpoint, there is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This is the ninth consecutive November that Colorado has posted positive year-over-year job gains since the Great Recession. The state is on track to add 72,600 jobs in 2018!

In addition, BEA recently announced that Colorado real GDP for Q2 showed a gain of 4.9%, compared to 4.2% for the U.S. For further details, check out the Review of Colorado Economy – Analysis Through October 2018.

The 2018 forecast can be accessed by clicking here. The 2019 forecast will be out in early January 2019. For additional economic information about the Colorado economy go to

In addition to the usual analysis, you are encouraged to view the slides and information presented by the State Demographer’s Office at the recent 2018 Annual Demography Summit. Be sure to check out the “Growing but Slowing” economic forecast for 2019. For the other excellent SDO presentations click here to access the Demography website.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Gary Horvath