As of August 2023, Denver’s employment landscape presents a mixed bag of growth and contraction across various sectors. With an annual job change of just 2,100 positions, the overall employment growth stands at a modest 0.1%, but it fares well with a low unemployment rate of 3.6% compared to the national rate of 3.8%. The Government sector led the charge with a 3.8% increase, adding 7,700 jobs, followed by Other Services, which grew by 6.1% with 4,100 additional positions. Meanwhile, sectors like Leisure and Hospitality and Manufacturing saw moderate growth, increasing by 1.8% and 1.5%, respectively. On the flip side, Financial Activities experienced the most significant decline, shedding 6,300 jobs, a contraction of 5.4%. The Information sector also retracted by 4.8%, losing 2,600 jobs.