Colorado Springs and Fort Collins leaders nationally for job growth last year

Two Colorado metros ranked among the Top 10 nationally for job growth last year. And sorry Denver, Boulder and Greeley, you didn’t qualify.

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Selena Paulsen enjoys lunch with her two children Jackson, 3, and Sierra, 7, right, and their dog Thor in Fort Collins on July 17, 2016.

Colorado Springs had a 5.5-percent gain in nonfarm jobs between December 2017 and December 2018, which ranked fourth out of 388 metros, according to a survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Not far behind was Fort Collins, in the ninth spot, with a growth rate of 4.4 percent. Fort Collins last month made a repeat showing at the top of a list of the nation’s most dynamic economies.

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