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October 22, 2021 • 78 min read
Homelessness is a visible outcome of a system that does not consistently work for everyone. This report is the result of efforts to understand the systemic factors that impact homelessness in the Metropolitan Denver area through a human-centered systems design lens.
Tags: colorado, homelessness, Phase 2
• 3 min read
Although September job growth was lower than what is needed to achieve a full recovery by January 2023, adjusted for population growth, Colorado reached an important recovery milestone last month. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the labor force participation rate for Colorado mothers exceeded its pre-pandemic level.
Tags: colorado jobs, covid-19, Jobs and Labor Force Update, September Jobs Report
September 29, 2021 • 25 min read
If Colorado is to have a substantive public discourse about how to improve educational outcomes, there needs to be a common understanding of how K-12 public education is funded in the state. This study analyzes statewide and regional trends in K-12 revenues and spending over the past decade to help ground conversations in facts.
Tags: colorado education, COVID-19 Relief, Eduation Funding, K-12 Education, salaries, teachers
September 17, 2021 • 3 min read
In April 2020, Colorado lost over 360,000 jobs, experienced the worst month of economic performance in its history, and launched into a deep and abiding recession. A little over a year later, the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that, though Colorado’s workforce has already endured the worst of the recession and is ahead of pace to recover fully by 2023, much progress remains to be made.
Tags: colorado jobs, labor force, unemployment insurance trustfund
August 20, 2021 • 3 min read
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows that, while the state has made significant progress from the April 2020 low points, achieving full recovery will take significantly more time.
Tags: colorado jobs, covid-19, economic recovery, labor force
August 4, 2021 • 31 min read
Common Sense Institute has partnered with several local organizations and leaders to conduct a three-phase project to understand the many challenges and types of homelessness. This is Phase one of this project and is focused on the current resources dedicated to the homeless in Metro Denver.
Tags: covid-19, homelessness, Metro Denver, UCDenver Inworks
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