Colorado employment growth in 2018 is projected to close up 2.4%, or 65,000 jobs. Job growth will occur at a slower pace in 2019, constrained by slower industry growth and a shortage of workers. Colorado will add 53,200 workers this year, or growth of 2%. As highlighted at the 54th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum held on December 10, the greatest pace of growth will be in Natural Resources and Mining; Construction; and Professional and Business Services.
The event featured a forecast for 13 industry sectors; a keynote address by Scott Green, engineering site director, Google Boulder; and three industry breakout sessions. Summaries of the day’s events appear in this issue.