FILE - Telluride, Colorado downtown

Telluride, Colorado downtown

Colorado ranks among the top states in the country for job hunters, according to a recent study.

WalletHub ranked the Centennial State third overall, behind only Massachusetts (No. 1) and Washington (No. 2), in its “2019 Best & Worst States for Jobs” list.

The personal finance website ranked all 50 states into two categories, job market and economic environment, using 33 different metrics.

“WalletHub compared the 50 states across 33 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and a healthy economy,” the website said. “Our data set ranges from employment growth to median annual income to average commute time.” 

Colorado ranked second overall in job market and 12th in economic environment. 

Rounding out the top 10 in the rankings were Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Delaware, New Jersey, California, and Rhode Island.

Colorado’s economy has also been ranked top in the country, and the state ranks favorably for taxpayers.

Denver, Aurora, and Colorado Springs ranked among the best large cities in the country to start a business, according to a WalletHub list released last month. 

Colorado employers added 9,500 jobs from March to April and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in the state. The prior month, employers in the state added over 6,000 jobs.

Almost every city in the state saw population growth in 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Regional Editor

Derek Draplin is a regional editor at The Center Square. He previously worked as an opinion producer at Forbes, and as a reporter at Michigan Capitol Confidential and The Detroit News. He’s also an editor at The Daily Caller.