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Denver Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, the unemployment rate of 2.1% is lower than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 8.6%. The industry composition within a city […]

Why Diabetes is Less Prevalent in Denver

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

Why Cancer is Less Common in Denver

Surpassed by only heart disease, cancer is second leading cause of death in the United States. There are roughly 448 cases of cancer per 100,000 Americans, accounting for 22.5% of all deaths nationwide. In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, an estimated 422 out of every 100,000 residents have been diagnosed with cancer, lower than the national […]

Denver International Airport is the Largest Employer in Colorado

Most state economies are relatively diverse, yet it is not uncommon for a single industry to have an outsized impact on the state’s economy and labor market. In some cases, a single company employs a significant share of the state’s workforce. State governments tend to be the largest employers in each state. There are more […]

Denver Has America’s 11th Lowest Unemployment Rate

The U.S. labor market has improved remarkably in recent years, as the unemployment rate has fully returned to pre-recession levels. The national unemployment rate reached 4.7% in December, the same as it was in November 2007, the month before the recession officially began. That recovery, of course, has been far from even. In many U.S. […]

Denver Less Racially Diverse Than Nation

In America today, 62.8% of the population is white, and 12.2% is African American. Dense, urban cities tend to be more racially diverse than the country as a whole. In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, however, 65.3% of residents are white and 5.3% are African American. Wealth is often divided along racial lines. Nationwide, the typical […]

Why Public Transit is Less Common in Denver

An estimated 5.2% of American workers commute on public transit. Larger, denser cities often require comprehensive public transportation systems that can reduce residents’ dependence on automobiles and help decrease traffic congestion, air pollution, and in some cases, travel time. In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, 4.0% of workers commute on public transit, smaller than the national […]

Colorado is America’s 4th Best State for Business

For 83 straight months, nearly seven years, the U.S. private sector has added jobs. Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this year. By these and other key measures, business in the United […]

The Republic Plaza is Colorado’s Tallest Building

Mankind has always sought to rise above the clouds, but it was not until the late 19th century that the technology became available to make what we commonly call skyscrapers today possible. In 1884, construction on the Home Insurance Building in Chicago was completed. It was 12 stories tall, which is practically diminutive by today‚Äôs […]

Colorado is the 5th Happiest State

Nationwide, Americans’ well-being improved in 2016 compared to 2015 and 2014. While many enjoy comfortable, healthy, and happy living and take their well-being for granted, not all Americans enjoy such standards. For many, hardship, pain, and despair can be a part of life as for them basic elements of well-being remain elusive. The well-being of […]

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