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Net Percent Change in Local Jobs

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Positive job growth continued in Q2, with Fort Collins adding 747 jobs between July - September. At .87%, our net local job change was below 2% for Q3, and in the red.

Metric Definition

Job change measures the number of new jobs available in an economy. The net job change accounts for layoffs as well as new positions; a healthy economy will have a given number of new jobs created each month/quarter despite some layoff activity.

Why Is This Important?

Job change is often seen as a leading indicator of economic activity, meaning that it can project economic expansion or contraction. Jobs also constitute the essential building block of any economy and are therefore essential to measure.

City Organization Impact on Performance

Medium - The activities of the Economic Health Office are intended to influence local job creation, but final hiring activity is also inluenced by outside economic conditions.

Benchmark Information

Benchmarking in progress