United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

Colorado

June 2023

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
Colorado Unemployment (U-3) 2.9% 2.8% 3.6%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 3.7% 3.4% 3.6%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 6.8% 6.6% 7.2%
Colorado Labor Force Participation Rate 68.3% 68.1% 68.7%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 62.1% 62.2% 61.9%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 4.9% 5.0% 8.3%
"Core" CPI Inflation 5.5% 5.6% 6.2%
National Gas/gal. Updated 6/10/23 12:00 AM $3.59 $3.53 $4.99
Colorado Gas/gal. $3.49 $3.39 $4.83
West Region: Loaf of Bread $2.29 $2.19 $1.92
West Region: Milk/gal. $4.00 $4.04 $4.19
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q4/2022 (2nd Estimate)
2.7%
CO Real GDP
Q4/2022
2.7%
S&P 500 (YTD)
11.96% Updated 6/10/23 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
CO Hourly Rate
$12.56
Last Generated: 6/10/23 5:15 AM