Manufacturing employment grew 1.4% adding 2731 employees over last quarter. No one sector experienced large changes. Food Products (20) reflected the largest change adding 556 employees. Growth was strongest in Meat Products (201), which fluctuates quarterly based on prices, and Canned, Frozen & Preserved Fruits, Vegetables & Food Specialties which seasonally increased. Printing- Publishing (27) added 498 employees. About half of its increase was seasonal production for Greeting Cards (277). Other sectors adding better than 200 employees over the quarter are Non-Electrical Machinery (35) up 348, Transportation Equipment (37) up 275, Furniture (25) up 243 and Stone-Clay-Glass (32) 241. Five sectors experienced losses. The largest loss occurred in Misc Manufacturing (39) down 79 employees due to closures.
Manufacturing employment generated a mere 0.1% increase adding 209 employees. Sector activity varied widely. Transportation Equipment (37) added 1990 employees and Electrical Machinery (36) 1522. Growth in both sectors was yearlong and due to increased product demand. Furniture (25) expanded by 1030 employees. SIC changes into here in January along with some growth in Misc Furniture & Fixtures (259), which contains window blinds and shades, caused the expansion. Printing-Publishing (27) added 1007 employees. All subsectors excepting Greeting Cards (277) participated in the increase. Chemicals (28) dropped 6490 employees. SIC changes out of this sector and into TCPU and Services in January accounted for most of the decline.
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) Third Quarter 1995