Martin Shields, Economics Department“Colorado has more jobs than ever before, but recovery from the Great Recession continues to elude some areas of the state.”

Those are some of the findings included in a report from Colorado State University’s Regional Economics Institute (REI).

Dr. Martin Shields, CSU Economics Professor, said work needs to be done to help Colorado’s economy fully recover from the Great Recession. “Even though Colorado has more jobs than ever, many of the newly created positions pay less than average wages,” he said.  “As a result household incomes have stagnated. One of the real challenges the state faces is creating jobs that pay higher wages.”

REIThe complete article can be viewed below.

REI releases updated information and analyses of Colorado’s economy through the REI blog at