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NWCCOG Regional Economic Update (Dec 2023)

The December 2023 Regional Economic Update presents the most recently-released jobs and wages data published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) for Q2 2023 for the NWCCOG Region which includes the six counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Routt, and Summit. The accommodations & food services industry accounts for the most jobs in the region, with almost a quarter of all jobs in the region in this sector (23%). Retail trade is the next largest sector accounting for 11% of all jobs, followed by arts, entertainment & recreation (10% of all jobs). The region’s main economic driver is tourism, and these top three sectors all support that sector. The construction (9%), healthcare (8%) and public administration (7%) all contribute significantly to the regional economy as well.