As the U.S. economy is poised to begin a fourth year of what has politely been termed "a recovery," there are ample signs indicating that growth will remain sluggish and that any expansion of employment in the near-term future will be very gradual. With Colorado's employment projected to grow at an annual rate of around 1 percent for the remainder of this year, many of those looking for jobs today will still be looking as 2011 comes to a close. The consensus forecast is not as encouraging as we might hope. It will be some time before Rosy Scenario steps up to the podium to give the press briefing the next time monthly employment figures are released.
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