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Old 03-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Location: Texas
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Colorado job growth by metropolitan area
Fort Collins, Colorado 4.3%
Colorado Springs 2.9%
Denver 2.6%
Pueblo 2.2%
Boulder 1.5%
Grand Junction 0.3%
Greeley -0.8%

I was stunned that Colorado Springs which has been the land of the low recover had a higher job growth rate then Denver over the last year. I knew that commuters to Denver couldn't have been the only reason that Colorado Springs has seen surging rent and home prices as of late.

Unemployment Rate by large county: per State LMI gateway
Mesa County, CO (Grand Junction) 5.7%
Pueblo, CO 4.7%
El Paso, CO 3.8%
Adams 3.7%
Denver 3.1%
Arapahoe County, CO 3.0%
Jefferson 2.8%
Larimer, CO 2.8%
Douglas, CO 2.5%
Boulder 2.5%
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:48 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I'm happy Pueblo is so high up!
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:47 PM
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The presence of the college and the military in Colorado Springs probably help the employment rate. Overall, even the unemployment rates are really good. They say that anything below around 5% unemployment is hard to achieve, because there's always a percent of the population that's unemployable or only marginally employable. What isn't clear is how many discouraged workers there are in those areas, who've given up on the job search and don't show up in the stats.
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