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Colorado Sun: What’s Working | How the pandemic helped provide permanent funding for rural Colorado’s economic development

COVID may have harmed us in a thousand different ways, but one place it’s had a beneficial impact is rural Colorado, which is getting permanent economic attention.

Throughout 2023, the number of job vacancies in Colorado dropped 7.3% between January and December, according to a new report from Aspen Technology Labs, an Aspen firm that tracks recruitment trends of the nation’s largest employers. That “excited employers and pointed to a loosening labor market,” said the report, which was produced for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. Nationwide, the number of job vacancies dropped 8.8% in the same period.

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