At the annual Business Economic Outlook forum, University of Colorado economist Richard Wobbekind announced that Colorado is expected to be at the forefront of national job growth in 2006.
According to Wobbekind, he believes that Colorado will add 52,100 jobs, which is an employment growth rate of 2.3%. This is higher than the predicted national growth average of 1.8%.
The professional and business service sectors are tapped to be the leaders in job growth for 2006. This sector, which includes, engineers, computer systems designers and scientific research and development groups, will add 11,700 jobs. The information sector is the only one expected to lose jobs in 2006. It is likely to loose approximately 800 jobs.