Colorado to see continued growth in 2013, forecasts CU economist

July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-be-kin-d) of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013, says Wobbekind. The job growth rate is expected to continue to rise to about 2.5 percent -- a figure that was revised from estimates last December when the projection was at about 1.8 percent.

Here are several comments from Wobbekind about the revised forecast, including details on specific sectors ranging from construction to tourism. For a news release visit http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/07/16/colorado-see-continued-growth-2013-forecasts-cu-economist. 

 

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July 16, 2013

Colorado to see continued growth  in 2013, forecasts CU economist Richard Wobbekind

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-be-kin) of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013, says Wobbekind. The job growth rate is expected to continue to rise to about 2.5 percent -- a figure that was revised from estimates last December when the projection was at about 1.8 percent.

Here are several comments from Wobbekind about the revised forecast, including details on specific sectors ranging from construction to tourism.

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