Weld County came in 2nd in the state and 8th in the nation for wage growth with a rate of 6.2% from December 2009 to December 2010. This translated to an average weekly wage of $820, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Weld County had a 2.9% change in the number of employed people in the same time period, which placed it at number 11 in the national ranking.
Weld County’s workforce is reported at nearly 147,984, but this figure only tells part of the story. Due to good highway access, workers routinely commute throughout the area, suggesting that the actual labor shed available to employers is significantly larger than the reported figure. Covering almost 4,000 square miles, Weld County has 3 separate labor sheds to support your business.