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April 12, 2022 • 3 min read
Inflation in the Denver metropolitan area continues to run hot, particularly for housing. Overall price levels increased 2% between January and March and 9.1% over the last 12 months. The BLS reports housing inflation of 7.9%, but home prices (not a component of CPI) have increased 20.8% YoY through January 2021.
Tags: inflation, Inflation in Colorado, Inflation in Denver, March 2022, Wage Growth
April 11, 2022 • 10 min read
Although the Opioid Crisis has been an ongoing public health issue since the late 1990’s, Colorado’s policymakers, law enforcement, district attorneys, addiction rehab advocates, and researchers have recently narrowed their focus on Schedule II Controlled Substances and more specifically, fentanyl.
Tags: colorado, Crime, Fentanyl
April 6, 2022 • 5 min read
As the Colorado General Assembly nears completion of the state budget there is little doubt that the decisions they make will impact Colorado’s economy for years to come. Known by insiders as the “long bill,” the state budget has passed the State House and is currently being debated by the State Senate.
Tags: colorado, Colorado FY23 State Budget, FY23 Budget, Long Bill, state budget
March 30, 2022 • 4 min read
Colorado is an increasingly expensive place to live. Housing prices are surging, and affordability is decreasing. Though there has been a recent increase in building permits, the current housing supply shortage is so large that the increased construction of new homes must be sustained for years, if not increased, to overcome the shortage.
Tags: CO Housing Affordability Trends, Colorado Housing, Colorado Housing Affordability, Expensive to live, Housing Costs, Housing Prices Souring
March 29, 2022 • 35 min read
Governor Polis has declared that Colorado will rely on 100% renewable electricity by 2040, a goal that surpasses even that of President Biden, although achieving such targets will not come without economic and social cost. The challenge is significant, and, by most measurements, the state is behind in meeting its targets.
Tags: emissions, greenhouse gas emission reduction
March 27, 2022 • 13 min read
The cost of crime in Colorado in 2021 totaled $31B. This was an increase of $3.5B, or 12.9%, from the cost in 2020, primarily driven by the increases in violent crimes.
Tags: 2021, Colorado Crime, Crime Update, Violent Crime
March 14, 2022 • 3 min read
Colorado added 6,700 jobs in January and December jobs were revised upwards by 28,100. January non-farm employment rose to 2,813,500 which is just below that of January 2020’s 2,820,300. Though employment has nearly returned to the pre-pandemic level of January 2020, job growth needs to accelerate for employment to keep pace with population growth.
Tags: colorado jobs, January, January 2022, Jobs Report, Labor Force Update, LFPR
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