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Services exhibited continued strong growth up 28,766 with total employment reaching 509,243. Services comprises 28% of the Colorado employment and generated 38% of the State’s growth. Growth was balanced between Metro Denver and Balance of State.
Business Services remains the strongest component of the Services industry generating the largest number of new employees. Growth this year was 11,147 down from 1994's increase of 14,404, but better than 1993's gain of 9,452. Demand for computer services, temporary help and telemarketing service controlled this sector. Counties with large increases include Denver, up 2747, Arapahoe up 1980, El Paso up 1522 and Boulder up 1481.
Auto Repair Services grew 11.9% adding 2055 employees. A new metro area auto emissions program had the most significant impact on employment growth. Increases also registered in autobody repair, windshield glass replacement and general car repair.
Health Services had the second largest employment increase gaining 4241. Stream-lining and resultant cutbacks in hospitals left annual employment down. Growth was found in doctor’s offices, nursing homes and home health care. Balance of State claimed about two thirds of the employment gain; driven by Boulder, El Paso, La Plata and Larimer counties.
Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management & Related Services gained 2753 employees over the year, an increase from the 1529 added last year and a drop from the gain of 3233 in 1993. Growth favored Metro Denver only slightly better than Balance of State. A hypothesis that corporate downsizing has pushed many into consulting services would account for the addition of over 1000 employees in Management & Public Relations Services. Engineering Services added 910 employees.
|Bal. of State||174,538||188,851||202,782||218,704||232,789|
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) Annual Average 1995