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January 17, 2022 • 9 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.
Tags: colorado, Colorado businesses, economy, UI Trustfund
December 17, 2021 • 3 min read
Despite concerns of rising inflation and a new COVID-19 variant, November job growth in Colorado remained relatively strong at 9,800 jobs. This is above the monthly average job growth needed to fully recover to a pre-pandemic employment-to-population ratio by 2023.
Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, colorado, Jobs and Labor Force Update, labor force
December 10, 2021 • 2 min read
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and trillions of dollars of pandemic relief spending by the federal government, the rate of inflation in the U.S. has grown sharply in 2021 and become one of the most-discussed economic issues of the day. High inflation levels erode savings and increase the costs of daily commutes, groceries, and other consumer goods.
Tags: colorado, covid-19, inflation
December 9, 2021 • 19 min read
The total cost of crime in Colorado exceeded $27 billion in 2020. While costs are disproportionately felt by victims, this implies an average cost per Coloradan of $4,762 per year. The 2021 costs will grow, as the violent crime rate is on pace to be the highest since 1994, a 10% annual increase.
Tags: colorado, Crime, Murder Rate, Property Crime, Violent Crime
December 1, 2021 • 12 min read
Colorado Budget Then and Now illuminates the meaningful changes in Colorado state spending over the last twenty years. The following figures provide a summary overview of state spending across different state funds and agencies. The trends shown reflect the shifting priorities brought on as a direct result of the laws and budgets passed each legislative session.
Tags: 2020, 2021, budget, colorado budget, economy
November 19, 2021 • 3 min read
Driven by labor shortages and increased employment opportunities, job growth in October surged to its highest monthly amount since July. Labor force participation of mothers during the pandemic lagged consistently up until September. Their overall participation rate in October remained higher than pre-pandemic levels for the second straight month.
Tags: colorado jobs, October
November 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
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
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