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25% of jobs in Colorado are supported by the retail industry 

Retail is the nation's largest private-sector employer, driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in communities around the country.

Look below to learn more about retail's impact in Colorado, including how many retail establishments are in the state, how many people work in retail in Colorado, direct labor income and retail's impact on GDP.

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Colorado retail by the numbers

  • $99.6B
  • $25.2B
  • 81.1K
  • 603.1K
  • 1M
  • $42.5B

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Contribution 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.