Denver Labor Market Statistics

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Metro Denver Labor Market (7 Counties)

The following bubble chart illustrates the 8 key industry clusters that have been targeted for expansion and retention within the Metro Denver Region.  The following three variables are plotted:

  • 10 year Forecasted Job Growth, 2010 to 2020;  x-axis (horizontal)
  • Average Yearly Salary for the top 50 occupations employed in each cluster, 2014;  y-axis (vertical)
  • Employment Size of the cluster, 2014; indicated by the size of the bubble

Denver Key Industry Cluster*Information and chart courtesy of the City and County of Denver Office of Economic Development.

Individual Industry Growth and Earnings Charts

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