Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Good news for Colorado

So life is pretty good back in Denver. The weather is unseasonably warm and it has been very dry in the city. However the mountains have received record breaking snow. The skiing is great. The resorts are booming and the dry front range can safely expect enough water (from snowmelt) come summer. State unemployment is below the national average at 4.6% and jobs expanded by 46,000 from Dec. 2004 to Dec. 2005. According to a survey from Robert Half, the Mountain States are the hottest tech markets in the United States. Even though I read The Dow broke 11,000 today, you would be hard pressed to find much positive economic news in the press. I relied on a paper called Colorado Labor Force Developments for December 2005 here