The Department of Labor and Employment is now seeking grant applicants for the fifth cycle of the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training (WORK) Act Grant. In Cycle 5, approximately $3 Million will be provided to eligible grantees.
Fourth quarter 2018 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) results indicate Colorado total nonfarm payroll jobs estimates will be revised up for this period with the release of benchmarked estimates in March 2020.
Statewide Highlights: Workers in the State of Colorado had an average (mean) hourly wage of $26.84 in 2018, more than 7 percent above the US average of $24.98, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The statewide median hourly wage1 for all covered employment2 was $20.34 compared to the US median of $18.58.