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Employment and Occupational Information in Colorado



Snapshot of Employment in Colorado in 2010
2,157,690
Total Employment
8.70 %
Unemployment Rate
$46,770
Average Annual Salary
  • #8 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #8 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #15 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #15 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #22 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #41 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for Colorado in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Colorado in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Colorado in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Colorado in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Colorado in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Colorado
United States
Total Employment
2,157,690
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-76,560
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
57.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
69.70 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.70 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
8.30 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.10 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Colorado


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Salary Information for Colorado
Annual Salary Distribution for Colorado in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Colorado in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Colorado in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Colorado in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Colorado in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Colorado
United States
Average Annual Salary
$46,770
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$22.48
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Colorado


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VIEW ALL COLORADO OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $107,470
2. Legal Occupations: $92,020
3. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $81,510
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $80,100
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $73,100
Table 3. Highest Paying Colorado Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Management Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 4. Colorado Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.26 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 11.21 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.39 %
4. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 6.18 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 6.10 %
Table 5. Popular Colorado Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Protective Service Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Legal Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. Colorado Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Colorado Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN COLORADO
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Boulder, CO: $53,350
2. Denver-Aurora, CO: $49,440
3. Colorado Springs, CO: $44,630
4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: $44,100
5. Greeley, CO: $40,930
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Pueblo, CO: 0.03 %
2. Greeley, CO: 0.02 %
3. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: 0.02 %
4. Colorado Springs, CO: 0.02 %
5. Denver-Aurora, CO: 0.02 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Denver-Aurora, CO: 1,183,990
2. Colorado Springs, CO: 240,000
3. Boulder, CO: 152,100
4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: 125,100
5. Greeley, CO: 75,200
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Pueblo, CO: -0.02 %
2. Boulder, CO: -0.03 %
3. Colorado Springs, CO: -0.03 %
4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: -0.03 %
5. Denver-Aurora, CO: -0.03 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Colorado Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Denver-Aurora, CO : 62,172
2. Colorado Springs, CO : 14,275
3. Boulder, CO : 10,548
4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO : 8,642
5. Greeley, CO : 4,850
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Denver-Aurora, CO : 1.21
2. Colorado Springs, CO : 1.17
3. Pueblo, CO : 1.14
4. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO : 1.11
5. Greeley, CO : 1.09
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Denver-Aurora, CO : 18.4
2. Pueblo, CO : 16.64
3. Colorado Springs, CO : 16.19
4. Greeley, CO : 14.31
5. Boulder, CO : 13.36
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Denver-Aurora, CO : $866,222
2. Boulder, CO : $644,743
3. Colorado Springs, CO : $615,115
4. Greeley, CO : $541,945
5. Pueblo, CO : $504,888
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Colorado Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Retail trade: 12.33%
2. Health care and social assistance: 11.58%
3. Accommodation and food services: 11.21%
4. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 9.74%
5. Construction: 8.13%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 22,020
2. Construction: 19,322
3. Retail trade: 12,604
4. Other services (except public administration): 11,695
5. Health care and social assistance: 11,512
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 62.31
2. Utilities: 51.12
3. Information: 41.74
4. Manufacturing: 27.97
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 27.07
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $5,816,725
2. Utilities: $3,363,104
3. Information: $2,816,850
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $2,022,380
5. Manufacturing: $1,428,227
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Colorado


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


COLORADO METRO AREAS


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