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There are more Colorado retail jobs than Denver Oktoberfest attendees.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Colorado. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. Download the full report here. 

Colorado retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$45.4 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
Direct Labor Income
$21,808 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

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Retail jobs in Colorado

The report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry is underwritten by American Express.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.