During this peak growing season Agriculture employment added 4094 employees rising 15.8% over last quarter. Agriculture Services (07) reflected the largest area of growth up 2284 employees. Farm Labor & Management Services (076) incurred the bulk of the quarterly increase adding 1459 employees. Increased use of crew leaders and migrant workers contributed to the seasonal growth spurt. Landscape & Horticultural Services (078) generated the second largest increase up 585 employees as demands for lawn and garden services continued into the summer. Agri Prod-Crops (01) added 1717 employees. About 80% of this sector’s growth occurred in Vegetables & Melons (016).
Employment growth in Agriculture was 4.9% over a year ago with the industry adding 1400. Agriculture Services (07) generated most of the growth up 1027 employees. Major subsector growth was split between Landscape & Horticulture Services (078) which contains lawn and garden services and Farm Labor & Management Services (076). Respectively, the increases were 587 and 552 employees. Agri Prod-Crops (01) rose by 249 employees over a year ago. General Farms Primarily Crop (019) generated about half of the increase due to SIC changes into the subsector in January and the addition of five new farms to the Unemployment Tax program.
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) Third Quarter 1995