According to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and economic outlook, Colorado is expected to gain 61,300 jobs in 2015, ranking it among the top 10 states in the country for job growth.
The optimistic forecast for next year comes after 2014 saw Colorado’s highest employment growth since 2000, adding 72,900 jobs.
The study said several favorable Colorado characteristics point to continued growth in new business formation, which will help fuel the state’s job growth next year. The strongest sector for projected job growth in Colorado in 2015 is the professional and business services sector, which is expected to grow 3.3 percent, adding 12,800 jobs.
Overall, Colorado’s unemployment rate is expected to remain below 5 percent in 2015, at around 4.6 percent, which is lower than the national unemployment rate.
Between 2013 and 2015, Colorado will record the three best years for job growth since 2000.
See the full report here.