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The Rocky Mountain Economist

A quarterly publication that provides economic information for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

2014

2013

  • Recession and Recovery in the Mountain States

    By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist will examine historical employment trends in recessions and recoveries for Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming and discuss how the recent recession has differed.

  • Key Industries in the Mountain States

    By Alison Felix
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist examines the economic specializations of the Rocky Mountain region and the effects of the recession and recovery on each state’s key industries.

  • What is Behind the Inflation Numbers?

    By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist describes common measures of inflation and explores how recent trends compare to the policy objectives of the Federal Reserve.

  • Population Growth Trends in the Mountain States

    By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores population trends since the 1990s across the nation and within the Mountain States.

2012

  • Deconstructing Mountain State Unemployment Rates

    By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist discusses how the unemployment rate is calculated and explores recent trends in the Mountain States’ unemployment rates.

  • Measuring the Government Drag on Mountain State Job Growth

    By Kate Watkins and Alison Felix
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the government sectors of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming and measures the impact of recent government job losses on these mountain state economies.

  • Is the Construction Constraint Easing?

    By Kate Watkins
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the recent impact of construction employment trends on job growth in the mountain states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

  • Job Performance in the Mountain Metros

    By Mark Snead and Kate Watkins
    This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the labor market performance of the mountain state metropolitan areas, including recent industry trends and comparisons to state and national job performance.

 
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