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Employment Fast Facts

FAST FACTS-ROUTT COUNTY

Employment

Routt Countys May 2016 unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was 3.8 percent more favorable than the May 2013 rate, and 67 percent better than the May 2011 rate.

Average size of Routt Countys labor force in December 2015: 15,208.

Average annual wage in Routt County in fourth quarter of 2015: $46,956 ($22.58 per hour).

Number of businesses in Routt County as of fourth quarter 2015: 1,719

Routt Countys median household income of $66,846 places it 10th in Colorado rankings.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMES

 

COLORADO COUNTIES

County

Median HH Income

Douglas County

$ 107,250

Broomfield County

$ 85,885

Elbert County

$ 83,603

Eagle County

$ 76,661

Pitkin County

$ 73,274

Boulder County

$ 71,546

Jefferson County

$ 70,687

Clear Creek County

$ 69,115

Summit County

$ 68,352

Routt County

$ 66,846

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), 2014 report, released December 2015.

Average Annual Wage

Year

Routt County

Colorado

2004

$32,292

$40,300

2006

$35,776

$43,524

2008

$40,352

$46,592

2010

$39,156

$47,840

2012

$41,132

$50,544

2014

$48,516

$54,392

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 

INDUSTRY SECTOR EMPLOYMENT – TOP 10

Establishments

Employees

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

50

Info Not Available

Accommodation and Food Services

133

2,324

Retail Trade

186

1,662

Health Care and Social Assistance

121

1,344

Construction

319

1,043

Educational Services

28

1,008

Public Administration

26

844

Professional and Technical Services

220

777

Other Services, Ex. Public Admin

121

752

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

128

721

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages 

Did You Know?

  • * 30 percent of Routt County residents age 25 and older have at least a bachelors degree compared to 18 percent across the country
  • * 15 percent of residents have graduate or professional degrees compared to 10.4 percent across the country
  • * Adults in Routt County have much lower rates of smoking, physical inactivity and obesity than across Colorado and the U.S.

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