economic forecast

Jun 20, 2011

State budget forecast has some nuggets of good news

Lawmakers received good news on the economic and budget fronts this morning.

State economists now estimate that the Colorado economy will continue to grow, albeit slowly, and generate enough revenue to maintain a balanced General Fund budget this year and next. This is a change from recent years, when the legislature and governor faced declining revenues and the need to make budget cuts.

Jun 30, 2009

Behind the headlines: Colorado economy doing well compared to many states

By Christen Lara
Colorado College research fellow

The Legislative Council staff's June economic forecast, released last week, shows Colorado continuing "to suffer through one of its worst downturns in over 50 years." Unemployment reached a two-decade high – Colorado's rate was 7.6 percent in May – and the council's economists expect things to worsen. Their forecast shows the average unemployment rate rising to 9.6 percent in 2010.

Oct 1, 2007

Budget Watch, Vol. 5, No. 7

Two economic forecasts project slower growth for Colorado; one projects recession; Looking Forward report pushed back to reflect 3rd quarter economic forecasts; Ritter announces pro-business legislative package

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