Colorado added 10,800 total non-farm jobs in June, but the state still has a ways to go to call the labor market healed from COVID-19.
The Common Sense Institute calculated that at its current pace Colorado won't fully recover its job losses until next April.
Total employment in Colorado still lags by 3.5% compared to January of last year, which represents 99,900 jobs, the Denver business think tank reported Friday.
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The think tank, which has researched the impact of the pandemic and recession on working mothers, said the pressure continues.
The June labor force participation rate for Colorado mothers is 6.4% points below pre-pandemic levels.
Colorado is 14th in terms for recovering job levels in respective states. Two states already have more jobs: Utah with about 9,200 more jobs and Idaho with 6,200 more.
On the bottom are New York, which still is in the hole by 9.5%, and Hawaii at 14.1%.