2000 vs. 2017 Total Employment Growth and Change
Colorado Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2017, Net Percent Change
Colorado Employment Growth by County
Douglas County 2000 vs. 2017
Net Percent Change = 148.39%
Rank = #1
Bent County 2000 vs. 2017
Net Percent Change = -25.56%
Rank = #63
Summit County 2000 vs. 2017
Net Percent Change = 16.10%
Rank = #31
With a spotlight on Summit County, the chart above displays the distribution of the net percent change of employment across Colorado's 64 counties over the period 2000-2017.
Those counties whose employment growth registered above the statewide average over this period realized an increase in their statewide share of employment. Likewise, those counties whose employment growth registered below the statewide average experienced a decline in their relative share of employment statewide.
Statewide Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2017 employment grew in forty-nine Colorado counties while declining in fourteen.
  • Employment growth in eleven counties outpaced the statewide average (28.30%), while growth in fifty-two counties trailed.
  • At the extremes of the distribution, Douglas County posted the highest growth of employment (148.39%), while Bent County placed last by logging a -25.56% decline.
  • The spread in employment growth between the highest (Douglas County, 148.39%) and lowest (Bent County, -25.56%) over 2000-2017 equated to 173.95% ( = 148.39%-25.56%).
  • Employment growth statewide is but a weighted metric that stems from each county's share of employment statewide. On this point, as the largest county in Colorado, Denver County's net employment growth over 2000-2017 of 111,518 made up 13.51% of the total net growth statewide (825,640):

Denver County: Percent Share of Colorado's
Employment Growth, 2000-2017:

13.51% = (111,518 / 825,640) x 100
Summit County Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2017, Summit County posted a 16.10% net gain in employment.
  • Summit County was joined by fifty-one other counties whose employment growth over 2000-2017 registered below the statewide average (28.30%).
  • Ranked #31 among Colorado's 64 counties, Summit County's employment growth (16.10%) trailed the statewide average of 28.30% by a 12.20% margin.
  • Summit County's net employment growth (16.10%, #31) over 2000-2017 registered just above that of Pitkin County (16.08%, #32) and just below that of Dolores County (16.72%, #30).
  • Summit County's share of employment statewide slipped from 0.88% in 2000 to 0.79% in 2017, resulting in a share-shift of -0.08%.

Data Definition

The BEA employment series for states and local areas comprises estimates of the number of jobs, full-time plus part-time, by place of work. Full-time and part-time jobs are counted at equal weight. Employees, sole proprietors, and active partners are included, but unpaid family workers and volunteers are not included. Proprietors employment consists of the number of sole proprietorships and the number of partners in partnerships. The description "by place of work" applies to the wage and salary portion of the series and, with relatively little error, to the entire series. The proprietors employment portion of the series, however, is more nearly by place of residence because, for nonfarm sole proprietorships, the estimates are based on IRS tax data that reflect the address from which the proprietor's individual tax return is filed, which is usually the proprietor's residence. The nonfarm partnership portion of the proprietors employment series reflects the tax-filing address of the partnership, which may be either the residence of one of the partners or the business address of the partnership. The employment estimates are designed to be consistent with the estimates of wage and salary disbursements and proprietors' income that are part of the personal income series. The employment estimates are based on the same sets of source data as the corresponding earnings estimates and are prepared with parallel methodologies. Two forms of proprietors' income-the income of limited partnerships and the income of tax-exempt cooperatives-have no corresponding employment estimates.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Income Division.
Regional Definitions. 2019. Web.
http://bea.gov/regional/definitions/

Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2017, Net Percent Change
Employment Growth by County
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment Growth, 2000 vs. 2017
More
than
50%
50%
to
40%
40%
to
30%
30%
to
20%
20%
to
10%
10%
to
0%
0%
or
Below
Suppressed
or
Undefined
Total
2000 vs. 2017
3
3
5
9
18
11
14
14
77
 
     
Employment by County, 2017
Employment by County, 2017
Denver County 2017
Employment = 673,369
Percent of State = 17.99%
Rank = #1
Hinsdale County 2017
Employment = 597
Percent of State = 0.02%
Rank = #64
Summit County 2017
Employment = 29,659
Percent of State = 0.79%
Rank = #16
Again highlighting Summit County's position, the bar graph above displays the disposition by county of 2017 employment statewide (3,743,025).

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Statewide Snippets:
  • Ranked #1, Denver County's 2017 employment totaled 673,369, equating to 17.99% of the statewide total.
  • Ranked last (#64), Hinsdale County's employment of 597 in 2017 comprised just 0.02% of the total statewide. Hinsdale County's employment in 2017 equates to less than .01% to that of Denver County's.
  • Denver County's 2017 employment (673,369) exceeded the combined employment (643,116) of Colorado's fifty-four smallest counties.
Summit County Snippets:
  • Summit County's employment in 2017 ranked #16, amounting to 0.79% of the statewide total.
  • Summit County's employment of 29,659 placed below that of Garfield County's (39,198, #15), and just above that of Pitkin County's (24,829, #17).
  • Summit County's employment of 29,659 exceeds the combined total (27,429) of Colorado's sixteen smallest counties.
Employment by County, 2017
Employment by County, 2017
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment, 2017
More
than
250,000
250,000
to
200,000
200,000
to
150,000
150,000
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100,000
100,000
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50,000
50,000
or
Below
Total
2017
6
1
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0
3
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Colorado Employment by County:
2000 vs. 2017
 
2000
 
2017
 
2000 - 2017
 
 
 
 
188,174
6.45
 
273,500
7.31
 
45.34
85,326
10.33
0.86
 
9,717
0.33
 
11,180
0.30
 
15.06
1,463
0.18
-0.03
 
388,535
13.32
 
459,117
12.27
 
18.17
70,582
8.55
-1.05
 
5,956
0.20
 
8,495
0.23
 
42.63
2,539
0.31
0.02
 
2,806
0.10
 
2,553
0.07
 
-9.02
-253
-0.03
-0.03
 
2,551
0.09
 
1,899
0.05
 
-25.56
-652
-0.08
-0.04
 
237,259
8.13
 
268,671
7.18
 
13.24
31,412
3.80
-0.95
 
N
N
 
50,309
1.34
 
N
N
N
 
9,476
0.32
 
12,836
0.34
 
35.46
3,360
0.41
0.02
 
1,529
0.05
 
1,596
0.04
 
4.38
67
0.01
-0.01
 
5,808
0.20
 
4,495
0.12
 
-22.61
-1,313
-0.16
-0.08
 
3,067
0.11
 
3,302
0.09
 
7.66
235
0.03
-0.02
 
1,374
0.05
 
1,674
0.04
 
21.83
300
0.04
0.00
 
1,780
0.06
 
1,695
0.05
 
-4.78
-85
-0.01
-0.02
 
1,869
0.06
 
2,248
0.06
 
20.28
379
0.05
0.00
 
12,938
0.44
 
15,413
0.41
 
19.13
2,475
0.30
-0.03
 
561,851
19.26
 
673,369
17.99
 
19.85
111,518
13.51
-1.27
 
975
0.03
 
1,138
0.03
 
16.72
163
0.02
0.00
 
77,317
2.65
 
192,047
5.13
 
148.39
114,730
13.90
2.48
 
38,372
1.32
 
47,800
1.28
 
24.57
9,428
1.14
-0.04
 
7,588
0.26
 
8,939
0.24
 
17.80
1,351
0.16
-0.02
 
334,810
11.48
 
410,320
10.96
 
22.55
75,510
9.15
-0.51
 
19,317
0.66
 
19,969
0.53
 
3.38
652
0.08
-0.13
 
29,292
1.00
 
39,198
1.05
 
33.82
9,906
1.20
0.04
 
5,920
0.20
 
6,116
0.16
 
3.31
196
0.02
-0.04
 
9,861
0.34
 
11,520
0.31
 
16.82
1,659
0.20
-0.03
 
11,306
0.39
 
13,816
0.37
 
22.20
2,510
0.30
-0.02
 
619
0.02
 
597
0.02
 
-3.55
-22
0.00
-0.01
 
3,581
0.12
 
3,269
0.09
 
-8.71
-312
-0.04
-0.04
 
1,054
0.04
 
1,015
0.03
 
-3.70
-39
0.00
-0.01
 
282,301
9.68
 
347,262
9.28
 
23.01
64,961
7.87
-0.40
 
1,151
0.04
 
1,232
0.03
 
7.04
81
0.01
-0.01
 
4,989
0.17
 
5,008
0.13
 
0.38
19
0.00
-0.04
 
2,946
0.10
 
3,500
0.09
 
18.81
554
0.07
-0.01
 
31,130
1.07
 
41,283
1.10
 
32.61
10,153
1.23
0.04
 
166,825
5.72
 
232,282
6.21
 
39.24
65,457
7.93
0.49
 
7,663
0.26
 
7,536
0.20
 
-1.66
-127
-0.02
-0.06
 
3,299
0.11
 
3,553
0.09
 
7.70
254
0.03
-0.02
 
12,572
0.43
 
12,676
0.34
 
0.83
104
0.01
-0.09
 
69,875
2.40
 
88,682
2.37
 
26.92
18,807
2.28
-0.03
 
693
0.02
 
926
0.02
 
33.62
233
0.03
0.00
 
7,251
0.25
 
7,233
0.19
 
-0.25
-18
0.00
-0.06
 
13,636
0.47
 
14,939
0.40
 
9.56
1,303
0.16
-0.07
 
19,954
0.68
 
23,584
0.63
 
18.19
3,630
0.44
-0.05
 
15,156
0.52
 
17,146
0.46
 
13.13
1,990
0.24
-0.06
 
10,191
0.35
 
9,085
0.24
 
-10.85
-1,106
-0.13
-0.11
 
2,520
0.09
 
3,692
0.10
 
46.51
1,172
0.14
0.01
 
5,192
0.18
 
5,944
0.16
 
14.48
752
0.09
-0.02
 
2,789
0.10
 
2,822
0.08
 
1.18
33
0.00
-0.02
 
21,389
0.73
 
24,829
0.66
 
16.08
3,440
0.42
-0.07
 
8,173
0.28
 
6,848
0.18
 
-16.21
-1,325
-0.16
-0.10
 
70,777
2.43
 
79,650
2.13
 
12.54
8,873
1.07
-0.30
 
4,097
0.14
 
4,305
0.12
 
5.08
208
0.03
-0.03
 
6,813
0.23
 
6,469
0.17
 
-5.05
-344
-0.04
-0.06
 
18,584
0.64
 
23,418
0.63
 
26.01
4,834
0.59
-0.01
 
2,706
0.09
 
3,109
0.08
 
14.89
403
0.05
-0.01
 
406
0.01
 
624
0.02
 
53.69
218
0.03
0.00
 
7,216
0.25
 
9,089
0.24
 
25.96
1,873
0.23
0.00
 
1,642
0.06
 
1,417
0.04
 
-13.70
-225
-0.03
-0.02
 
25,546
0.88
 
29,659
0.79
 
16.10
4,113
0.50
-0.08
 
10,333
0.35
 
12,232
0.33
 
18.38
1,899
0.23
-0.03
 
2,994
0.10
 
2,884
0.08
 
-3.67
-110
-0.01
-0.03
 
95,715
3.28
 
154,659
4.13
 
61.58
58,944
7.14
0.85
 
6,159
0.21
 
7,352
0.20
 
19.37
1,193
0.14
-0.01
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2,917,385
100.00
 
3,743,025
100.00
 
28.30
825,640
100.00
0.00
 
2,508,280
85.98
 
3,267,594
87.30
 
30.27
759,314
91.97
1.32
 
409,105
14.02
 
475,431
12.70
 
16.21
66,326
8.03
-1.32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
165,370,800
 
196,132,200
 
18.60
30,761,400
3,725.76
 
142,139,665
 
172,337,861
 
21.25
30,198,196
 
23,231,135
 
23,794,339
 
2.42
563,204
Source: Calculations by the Colorado Regional Economic Analysis Project (CO-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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