Colorado by the Numbers: Labor,
Employment, and Wages
Affirmative Action Statistics
includes Estimated Employment Status By Race/Ethnicity and Sex. Includes Colorado
level data and data for Boulder/Longmont, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins,
Greeley, and Pueblo
Census 2000 Supplementary Survey
provides estimates of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics
for the United States and the fifty states. In the fall, the Census Bureau
plans to release similar estimates for most cities and counties with populations
of 250,000 or more. The survey includes:
"information on labor force status, commuting, occupation, income and
benefits, poverty, and additional topics."
Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3)---Sample data on disability, employment
status, households and familities, income (family and nonfamily, household,
and individual), industry, occupation and class of worker, journey to work
(commuting), language and ability to speak English, marital status, migration,
place of work, poverty status (family, household, and individuals, school
enrollment and educational attainment, and veteran status. Access the detailed
data from the Data
Sets menu of American Factfinder.
Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Colorado.
Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, Colorado.
Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, Colorado.
Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Colorado.
and Demographic Information System (CEDIS) provides menu-based access
to state, region, city, and county level data grouped into topics such as
population, housing, employment, financial (income and expenditures of cities
and counties), income/earnings, tax base/rates, and auxillary data. The county
and state employment menus provide information on the labor force and total
employment from 1980 to the present. Data include unemployed persons, unemployment
rate, employed persons, estimated total jobs, estimated proprietors, wage
and salary jobs, non agricultural wage and salary jobs, and ES202 wage and
salary jobs. The county employment menu also offers data on employment by
sector from 1980 to the present. Data are available by broad economic sector
(Agricultural Products and Services, Mining, Construction, Manufacturing,
Transportation, Communication and Utilities, Wholesale and Retail, Finance,
Insurance and Real Estate, Services, and Government). Data are also available
for narrower economic segments. For example, under the services heading, the
database includes data on employment in hotels, personal services, business
services, auto repair, amusement, health, legal, private education, social,
membership organizations, engineering, and private household services.
and Wages "These reports provide employment and wage data by industry
for each county in Colorado. Statewide firm size class information is included
as well as industry growth highlights. "
Wages "Published once a year, these reports present results of wage surveys
returned to Labor Market Information by approximately 7,700 employers in Colorado.
The reports show statewide and area average wages for hundreds of occupations."
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
"The Davis-Bacon Act as amended, requires that each contract over $2,000 to
which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for the construction,
alteration, or repairof public buildings or public works shall contain a clause
setting forth the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers
and mechanics employed under the contract. Under the provisions of the Act,
contractors or their subcontractors are to pay workers employed directly upon
the site of the work no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe
benefits paid on projects of a similar character." The database provides prevailing
county-level wage and fringe benefit determinations for individual occupations
in general building, heavy and highway construction, and residential construction
trades. Search or browse by state and county.
Opportunity Employment Data includes occupation distribution and educational
attainment data by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Data available on a state,
county, city, or MSA level.