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Unformatted text preview: Colorado’s annual employment changes expressed
in percentages, along with a glimpse of some
of the social, economic, educational, and
political changes that have occurred since 1950.
Colorado events are listed above the line, and
national events are listed below.
In 1950, the United States was a net exporter
of goods. National population was about 151
million, and approximately 1.3 million people
resided in Colorado. The Dow Jones reached a
monthly high of 235, and Colorado per capita
personal income was $1,512.
Since then, the U.S. population has grown to
more than 312 million, and Colorado’s has
more than 5.1 million residents. The United
States has a massive trade deficit, the DOW is
hovering around 12,000, and Colorado per capital personal income is over $42,000.
This timeline emphasizes the importance of
learning from the past. A historical perspective
of earlier events can help businesses make more
effective decisions today and in the future. < 4 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook 5 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook U.S. Economic Outlook T wo-an...
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