The 2018 Colorado Business Economic Outlook holds plenty of good news for Colorado Springs — and the city is set to outperform the nation in wage increases and employment.
Statistics in the 140-page report, from the Business Research Division at UC Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, show how Colorado Springs stacks up against other metro areas around the state.
Sept. 2017 Total Employees (in thousands)
284.9 Colorado Springs
168.5 Fort Collins
Employment Percentage Change Sept. 2007-Sept. 2017
1.4% Colorado Springs
3.5% Fort Collins
Sept. 2017 Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted)
2.7% Colorado Springs
1.9% Fort Collins
2016 Average Annual Pay
$46,901 Colorado Springs
$47,946 Fort Collins
2016 GDP (millions of current dollars)
$31,376 Colorado Springs
$15,923 Fort Collins
Real GDP Percentage Change 2015-2016
3.5% Colorado Springs
3.8% Fort Collins
Statistics were gathered from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Read more about the business economic outlook for Colorado Springs and the state in the Jan. 5 edition of the Business Journal.