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Colo. to be among top 10 states for job growth in 2015

The study said several favorable Colorado characteristics point to continued growth in new business formation.
Economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Business Research Division at CU-Boulder and senior associate dean for academic programs at the Leeds School.

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Colorado is expected to gain 61,300 jobs in 2015, ranking it among the top 10 states in the country for job growth, according to the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business economic outlook, released early Monday.

All sectors of the state's economy are predicted to grow in 2015, with the exception of the information industry, which is expected to remain flat.

The optimistic forecast for next year comes after 2014 saw Colorado's highest employment growth since 2000, adding 72,900 jobs, said economist Richard Wobbekind of CU-Boulder's Leeds School.

"Not only is the state's economy solidly in positive territory, but it is ranking in the top five nationally for population growth, employment growth, wage and salary growth and personal income growth," Wobbekind said.

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"With Colorado's low unemployment rate, we are now hearing about worker shortages for some industries, as well as upward wage pressures," he said.

Read more about this study in the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1ATggnM.

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