Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: October 2022

In October, Colorado’s population-adjusted employment recovered to its pre-pandemic level for the first time. Colorado added 17,700 jobs in October and the unemployment rate rose to 3.6%.


CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Coloradans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help Coloradans make fact-based and common sense decisions.