2016 Economic Forecast for Metro Denver

Report by Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.

Metro Denver experienced job growth in each supersector except information in 2015, leading to a gain of 48,400 jobs across the seven-county area.

This employment growth rate of 3.2 percent was well above the nation and the state. In 2016, job gains will continue to be broad-based. Two of the three supersectors that added the most jobs in 2015–professional and business services, education and health services, and natural resources and construction–are likely to maintain this position in 2016. The natural resources and construction supersector is likely to be replaced by the wholesale and retail trade supersector as the third-fastest growing segment of the economy. The unemployment rate in Metro Denver is expected to average about 3.5 percent in 2016, representing extremely tight labor market conditions.

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