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Old 06-18-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It looks there are some interesting job trends:

Colorado Springs first of all has some interesting economic trends. They gained 2,500 jobs in 6 months in Colorado Springs but the increase was because of 2,600 new jobs in leisure and hospitality. Leisure and Hospitable is restaurants, hotels and motels.

It looks Colorado Springs and it's mayor John Suthers love economic growth as long as it is restaurants and motels.

Colorado Springs has lost 300 manufacturing jobs and they are due to lose hundreds more as Honeywell is handing out pink slips. They also lost 300 finance jobs and 1,400 jobs lost in professional and business services.

Colorado Springs main growth has been government, educational and health industries heavily subsidized by tax dollars and cyclical construction.

Denver gained 22,000 jobs in 6 months. It looks like about 5,900 jobs were in construction, 4,200 jobs in professional and business services, 3,000 in health care and about 9,000 in leisure and hospitality.

I wonder if the escalating job growth once in Denver is going to lead to more people moving into the metropolitan area.

Boulder gained 3,000 jobs. Ironically they only gained 300 jobs in construction. I also saw information jobs which are high-tech jobs are have been steady at 7,900 jobs total.

Fort Collins gained 2,900 jobs. Similar to Boulder and it's a the same sized metro area. Alot of the growth was in government that gained 1,200 jobs. Construction job growth was double Boulder's at 600 jobs

Grand Junction lost 200 jobs in 6 months.

Pueblo gained 700 jobs. It looks like 500 of those jobs were in hotels, motels and restaurants but they did gain 600 government jobs.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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All the economic indicators are up in Pueblo and a big reason for that is the MJ industry as it has added over 1,500 jobs since 2014 and brought millions of dollars into the city. Why you see other areas like restaurants and construction growing.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Fort Collins gained 2,900 jobs. Similar to Boulder and it's a the same sized metro area. Alot of the growth was in government that gained 1,200 jobs.
Where does this data come from? I see no source whatsoever for any of the numbers in the original post; just numbers pulled out of somewhere. I challenge those Fort Collins numbers excerpted above. I constantly keep an eye on the jobs scene and job growth in FC, and see no way that those numbers could be true. The same goes for the increase in "government jobs". This just seems to be a PR and promotions attempt gone wild.

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Old 06-18-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The source of the information:

Colorado : Mountain?Plains Information Office : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

I did look at Pueblo and it looks like over the last decade it has gained 8,000 jobs which was far more then I thought. It has gained 3300 jobs since 2012

Colorado Springs has gained 19,000 since 2006.

Than again Colorado Springs has about 4 times the population of Pueblo which means Pueblo actually per-capita has higher job growth rate then Colorado Springs.

The state has been booming economically except for Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.

Pueblo does have good weather going for it also, but the violent crime rate there is through the roof and the city seems to dismiss that.

Source:

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/SMU08...a_tool=XGtable

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/SMU08...a_tool=XGtable
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The violent crime rate is overstated in Pueblo as they inflate the numbers to get more federal dollars. One example of how they do that is if there is a house burglary most cities would count it as one crime but Pueblo lists all the crimes separate. Good for the budget bad for public relations. This is not to say we don't have our bad sides of town as we do but overall as a gay male I feel safe and trust me if I did not I would move.

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