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June 20, 2022 • 19 min read
Housing affordability remains a top issue facing Coloradans. With rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, workforce shortages, and complex land-use regulations, the outlook for housing development in the state looks bleak. With such a laundry list of economic and regulatory hurdles, not all within its immediate control, the state should focus on policy interventions that have the best chance of breaking the status quo and improving affordability at scale.
Tags: energy, energy infrastructure, housing, housing affordability
• < 1 min read
Inflation, housing affordability, health care costs, crime, & new regulations, fees and taxes the last several years could jeopardize Colorado’s economic vitality and individual opportunity.
June 17, 2022 • 3 min read
Colorado’s robust economy has added 405,400 jobs since April 2020, eclipsing the 374,500 jobs the state lost in March and April 2020. This represents a recovery rate of 109.6 percent which is 13.3 percentage points higher than the nationwide recovery rate of 96.3%.
Tags: Colorado Labor Force, Colorado Labor Force Update, Jobs Report, May Jobs Report
May 20, 2022 • 3 min read
Colorado’s robust economy has added 405,400 jobs since April 2020, eclipsing the 374,500 jobs the state lost in March and April 2020. This represents a recovery rate of 108.3 percent which is 13.3 percentage points higher than the nationwide recovery rate of 95%. Colorado added 14,600 jobs in April and March’s employment level was revised downwards by 500.
Tags: April 2022 Jobs and Labor Force Update, colorado jobs
May 12, 2022 • 12 min read
This year, Colorado’s Congress introduced over 650 bills to address issues, prepare for the upcoming election, and dictate the future of Colorado policy.
Tags: fees, state budget, taxes, Taxes and Fees
May 2, 2022 • 2 min read
Due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state government’s policy responses, Colorado’s unemployment levels spiked in early 2020 and caused the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to become deeply insolvent. Now, the Trust Fund is projected to remain insolvent until the 2024 fiscal year.
Tags: UI Trusfund, unemployment, unemployment insurance, unemployment insurance trustfund
• 2 min read
PERA’s current unfunded liability is $31 billion. This is one indicator of PERA’s funding status as it measures the difference between projected benefit demands, and the assets (current fund balance + future expected returns) that have been collected to cover those benefits.
Tags: $300 million transfer, colorado pera, pera
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