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Labor Force
Jefferson County has a well-educated and diversified workforce with over 312,000 in its labor base, the third largest in Metro Denver and Colorado. Coloradans are the second most educated in the country, number two for percentage of residents with bachelor degrees.

Colorado is ranked highest in the nation for the number of high-tech workers and high-tech job growth by the American Electronics and Nasdaq Stock Market.

Because Jefferson County is one of the primary population centers for the state, companies located in the County have the advantage of a large and highly skilled workforce.


Jefferson County's Labor Force
.
Jefferson County
Denver MSA
Colorado
Total Labor Force
312,481
1,493,995
2,811,538
Employed
302,929
1,445,341
2,709,604
Unemployed
9,552
48,681
101,937
Unemployment Rate
3.1%
3.3%
3.3%
Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, 2015

Jefferson County Industry Breakdown
.
Establishments
Employment
Aerospace
18
6,075
Aviation
102
443
Banking & Finance
566
3,692
Beverage Production
20
2,143
Broadcasting & Telecommunications
414
2,024
Cleantech
424
6,490
Fossil Fuels
272
1,851
Healthcare & Wellness
3,246
25,126
Insurance
688
3,090
Investments
1,246
2,470
IT-Software
838
7,038
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
62
3,193
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
43
2237
Total
7,939
63,872
Source: Development Research Partners, 2015
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