Local Area Still Clawing Way Out of Jobs Hole

In 2008 Larimer County had 190,162 jobs. The nation’s financial crisis and recession cost the county over 4,000 jobs over the next year. Ever so slowly, those jobs are being replaced. Today, the county has 187,740 jobs, still 2,422 fewer than the high in 2008. As the charts below show, we basically got bombed back to pre-2007 job levels.

Job categories that have grown since 2008 include mining and oil extraction, finance and insurance, health care, arts and entertainment, administration, education services, utilities, government, and management.

Job losers since 2008 include agriculture, other services, real estate, professional services, lodging and food, wholesale trade, information, retail, transportation, manufacturing and construction.

 Larimer County Jobs 2006 – 2011 

 

Employment

% Change

2011

187,740

0.85%

2010

186,160

0.01%

2009

186,149

-2.11%

2008

190,162

 0.41%

2007

189,391

 3.68%

2006

182,664

 Larimer County Jobs by Industry, Change 2008 to 2011

 

2008

2011

Mining & Oil Extraction

1,332

1,812

Finance & Insurance

8,052

8,833

Health Care

18,365

20,358

Arts & Entertainment

4,915

5,254

Agriculture

2,777

2,751

Administration

11,136

11,497

Education Services

2,725

2,953

Utilities

263

270

Other Services

7,960

7,872

Real Estate

11,,384

11,098

Government

27,492

27,657

Professional Services

17,168

17,163

Lodging & Food

15,163

15,121

Wholesale Trade

4,082

3,914

Information

3,485

3,256

Retail Trade

21,771

20,829

Transportation

3,524

3,387

Management

569

580

Manufacturing

13,132

11,887

Construction

14,868

11,249

This information was compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. Go here for a great interactive graphic of every county in the country.