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Labor Force - 2016

County Labor Force Participation Rate
Eagle County 33,098 70.46
Grand County 9,313 69.58
Jackson County 873 72.49
Pitkin County 11,360 72.55
Summit County 17,865 67.18

The labor force participation rate is a measure of the active portion of a region's labor force.

Labor Force by Age Group - 2016

Age Group Eagle Grand Jackson Pitkin Summit Total % of Total
16-19 983 264 25 283 362 1,918 3%
20-24 2,284 611 67 728 956 4,646 6%
25-34 7,200 1,656 144 2,176 4,369 15,545 21%
35-44 8,705 1,913 151 2,561 4,569 17,898 25%
45-54 7,029 1,936 178 2,441 3,477 15,061 21%
55-64 5,034 2,045 204 2,160 2,893 12,336 17%
65-over 1,862 889 104 1,011 1,239 5,105 7%
Total 33,098 9,313 873 11,360 17,865 72,509 100%

Educational Attainment

  Eagle Grand Jackson Pitkin Summit
Total Pop. 25+ 36,139 / 100% 10,462 / 100% 1,032 / 100% 13,284 / 100% 21,453 / 100%
Less than 9th Grade 2,194 / 6.1% 143 / 1.4% 48 / 4.7% 242 / 1.8% 766 / 3.6%
9th to 12th, No diploma 1,734 / 1.8% 436 / 4.2% 80 / 7.8% 405 / 3.0% 355 / 1.7%
High School Graduate 6,454 / 17.9% 2,668 / 25.5% 428 / 41.5% 1,522 / 11.5% 3,693 / 17.2%
Some College, No degree 5,910 / 16.4% 2,386 / 22.8% 226 / 21.9% 2,343 / 17.6% 4,514 / 21.0%
Associates Degree 2,955 / 8.2% 1,018 / 9.7% 63 / 6.1% 924 / 7.0% 1,655 / 7.7%
Bachelor's Degree 12,589 / 34.8% 2,817 / 26.9% 120 / 11.6% 5,606 / 42.2% 6,939 / 32.2%
Graduate of Professional Degree 4,304 / 11.9% 994 / 9.5% 67 / 6.5% 2,242 / 16.9% 3,531 / 16.5%

The NWCCOG region has a highly educated workforce. 74% of the communites in the region have a higher percentage of the population aged 25+ who have a Bachelor's Degree or higher than the U.S. (the U.S. is at 29.8%).

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