Apr 24, 2011 2:19 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert

Colorado sees population boom despite job losses

DENVER (AP) - Economists and demographers say the number of people moving to Colorado is far outpacing the jobs created in the state.

The Denver Post reported Sunday that economists predict the state will gain between 10,000 to 20,000 jobs this year but Colorado's population is expected to grow by 85,000, including births.

The state lost 130,000 jobs from 2008 to 2010 but that didn't keep people from wanting to move to Colorado. About 145,000 people moved to Colorado during that time from other states.

Colorado's unemployment rate stood at 9.2 percent in March, meaning about 246,000 people were out of work.
Information from: The Denver Post,

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