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Economic Development

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: July 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: July 2021

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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.

The Economic Footprint of Homelessness in Metro Denver

The Economic Footprint of Homelessness in Metro Denver

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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.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: June 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: June 2021

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The latest data from the Current Employment Statistics survey shows that, though Colorado’s workforce has been on its way to recovering from the worst of the recession over the past several months, a lot of progress remains to be made.

The Steep Price Tag of the 2021 Legislative Session:

The Steep Price Tag of the 2021 Legislative Session:

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Common Sense Institute analyzes the taxes and fees that resulted from the 2021 legislative session. Under the additional impact of this year’s legislative action, the total net direct cost of rules and legislation passed since 2018 is now over $2.1 billion.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: May 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: May 2021

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The latest data from the Current Employment Statistics survey shows that, though Colorado’s workforce has been on its way to recovering from the worst of the recession over the past several months, a lot of progress remains to be made.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: April 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: April 2021

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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.

Spend Now, Save Later

Spend Now, Save Later

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Common Sense Institute, REASON Foundation and Secure Futures Colorado researches the impacts of using state funds to apply a one-time supplemental payment of $500 million to PERA.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2021

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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.