Colorado has one of the nation’s most educated workforces, ranking third among the 50 states for percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Commerce City has a labor force of 29,551 people. is diverse and well educated. Eighty percent have high school degrees, and 20% have bachelor’s degrees or higher.
|No. of Employed||28,753|
|Average Annual Wage||$57,668|
|No. of Jobs||32,126|
|Source: CO Dept. of Labor & Employment|
Commerce City is home to over 1,400 companies that employ 32,126 people.
Commerce City employment increased 3.3 percent in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the prior year, creating an additional 1,039 jobs.
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The transportation, warehousing, and utilities sector is the largest employment sector in Commerce City. This is evidenced by the list of top employers.
|Commerce City's Largest Private Employers||# of Employes|
|United Parcel Service||Global Logistics||3163|
|FedEx Ground||Global Logistics||783|
|Shamrock Foods||Food Service, Distribution/Warehouse||780|
|FedEx Freight||Global Logistics||772|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||Hydraulic Fracking and Engineering Services||691|
|Suncor Energy USA||Energy Production||441|
|Old Dominion Freight Lines||Global Logistics||369|
|Douglass Roofing Co.||Roofing||359|
|Walmart Stores||Retail Distribution/Warehousing||310|
Colorado is not a right-to-work state but has a modified right-to-work law. It specifies stringent requirements for inclusion of mandatory union membership in collective bargaining agreements. As a result, actual union membership may be slightly lower than persons covered by collective bargaining agreements. This modified status is unique in the nation.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
All private and public employers in Colorado, with limited exceptions, must provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees when they employ one or more full- or part-time staff member(s). Learn more about Workers Compensation insurance in Colorado.
The new employer standard is 1.7% of each person's wages up to the first $10,000. Learn more about Unemployment Insurance in Colorado.