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Economic Development

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.   

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: February 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: February 2021

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The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows the path to recovery remains quite volatile and there is still a long way to climb to reach pre-pandemic Colorado employment levels.

January 2021 Colorado Employment Update

January 2021 Colorado Employment Update

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The Common Sense Institute analyzes the recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics state employment and labor force data for Colorado in January 2021.

Colorado Prices in the 21st Century

Colorado Prices in the 21st Century

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This chart displays 16 years of changes in wages, inflation and the prices of consumer goods and services in Colorado since the beginning of the 21st century.