Colorado State University Students Forecast Colorado 2010 Employment Rates

Colorado State University economics students will take a page out of the U.S. Department of Labor’s book and will forecast 2010 employment rates for several regions in Colorado from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Lory Student Center Room 228.

Students will forecast employment rates for the state of Colorado along with specific areas: Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins/Loveland, Grand Junction and Boulder.

As the national unemployment rate continues to rise, Colorado’s economy and job market continue to be affected. Colorado has lost more than 100,000 private sector jobs in the past 12 months and national unemployment is more than 10 percent.

“It is looking like the ‘great recession’ is coming to an end on a national scale with respect to GDP but employment growth typically lags behind growth in GDP. Our economics students are presenting their employment forecasts for regions within Colorado and they’re finding that forecasts vary across regions,” Harvey Cutler, CSU economics professor.