Annually, Government employment gained 4467 employees increasing 1.5%. State and Local government generated gains over the year while Federal employment declined. The greater portion of gains occurred in Balance of State.
State government added 1032 employees. Increases in State education facilities accounted for better than half of the growth adding 596. Metro Denver added a greater portion of employees than Balance of State. Some decreases will occur in Education in the next year as a number of facilities back out counts of work study students not covered by Unemployment Insurance. Correctional Institutions saw a gain of 276 over the year. Expansions of state prisons in Pueblo and Fremont counties generated most of this gain.
Local Government grew by 5589 employees. Growth was slightly stronger in the Balance of State. Balance of State counties with strong growth were Baca, Delta, Eagle, Elbert. El Paso, Garfield and LaPlata. Increases in Education predominated as in State government. Education added 3232 employees over 1994.
Federal Government was plagued by cutbacks and losses dropping 2154 employees. Decreases occurred in Metro Denver, particularly Denver and Jefferson counties. The closure of Lowry AFB, layoffs at Resolution Trust Corp, the Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Center contributed to the decline. Balance of State saw an employment increase of 1156. Unclassified had the largest increase. One Federal account with employees in various counties was unable to continue reporting by location. Employees were aggregated in 1995 into the county classification, Unclassified.
|Bal. of State||141,478||145,256||148,804||151,204||156,053|
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) Annual Average 1995