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Post Independent: Overall state of Garfield County’s economy looking up after first quarter of 2023

Nathan Perry, PhD, associate professor of economics at Colorado Mesa University, presented the first quarter numbers for 2023, and Garfield County is in pretty good shape.

Perry thinks the strong labor force in both the region and the nation will stave off a recession, even though all other signs predict one.

Colorado had 116,783 recorded job vacancies on April 1, 2023, according to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, with 1,775 vacancies in Glenwood Springs in April 2022.

Colorado is ranked 19th in the U.S. for vacancies, with 20.2 vacancies per 1,000 people, according to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce reports.

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