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Issue brief: Race equity in Colorado’s talent pipeline

Each year, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Development Council release a Talent Pipeline Report that identifies areas of opportunity and demand in Colorado’s labor market and highlights outcomes of certain statewide workforce development programs. The report also identifies occupations in Colorado that it considers to be “top jobs,” or those that meet three criteria: a projected high number of net annual openings (greater than 40); an above average projected growth rate over the next 10 years (greater than 10%); and an hourly wage above $31.19 per hour for Tier 1 top jobs or above $16.35 per hour for Tier 2 top jobs. Based on these factors, the report identifies 77 top jobs at Tier 1 and 122 top jobs at Tier 2 in Colorado for 2021.

This issue brief by CCLP’s Charles Brennan breaks down the key takeaways and stand-out statistics from this year’s report.

Download the Issue Brief here.


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March 11, 2022

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