Friday, January 23, 2009

Boulder Layoffs Near 30% in the past six months

In our continuing discussion of the recently concluded poll on Boulder Employment, close to 40% reported a change in their status in the past six months. The margin of error is 9%. Even then this is a high number. If we look closely at the reason for the status change

30% of the Boulder professionals reported being laid off in the past six months
This explains to an extent the high number of people , 25%, reporting unemployed. The breakdown of 30% shows that 19% laid off and still looking, 8% found a job already and 3% became self employed.

Another nagging data point is 7% reporting they expect their business to do layoffs in the next six months.

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