Colorado will continue on the road to recovery and add a variety of jobs in 2013 across almost all business sectors following a positive year in 2012, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.
Wobbekind's announcement is part of the 48th annual Colorado Business
Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 3 by the Business Research
Division of the Leeds School.
The comprehensive outlook for 2013 features forecasts and trends for
13 business sectors prepared by more than 100 key business, government
and industry professionals.
"For the state, we see a very positive environment for 2013," said
Wobbekind, executive director of the Business Research Division. "We're
seeing a wide array of jobs being added and they're diversifying our
Overall, the forecast calls for a gain of 42,100 jobs in 2013,
compared with a gain of about 47,900 jobs this year. All sectors of the
Colorado economy are predicted to grow in 2013 with the exception of the
information sector, which includes publishing and telecommunications.
When comparing the Leeds School forecast to employment outlooks for
other states, Colorado is expected to be in the top 10 states for job
growth in 2013 and perhaps in the top six or seven, according to