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Jobs & Our Economy

A Snapshot of Colorado’s 2023 Economy

A Snapshot of Colorado’s 2023 Economy

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Common Sense Institute tracked Colorado’s major economic highlights from 2023 in the following categories: jobs, inflation, labor force, and population.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update – December 2023 Update

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update – December 2023 Update

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In recent months, Colorado’s employment growth has been sustained by robust government job gains in excess of private sector job losses. While Colorado added 300 total non-farm jobs in December, the private sector declined for the fourth straight month, losing 1,700 jobs.

Where are the Men?

Where are the Men?

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This report explores the national decline in men’s labor force participation and compares Colorado men’s labor trends. While Colorado men participate in the labor force at higher rates than the national average, Colorado men’s participation is falling at a more rapid clip than the nation at large.

Proposition HH Puts TABOR Refunds at Risk

Proposition HH Puts TABOR Refunds at Risk

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Proposition HH would alter major provisions of TABOR, by both increasing the state’s annual spending limit, and by removing the need for voter approval to make it permanent.