Warehousing, health care and food production rank among the Denver industries expected to see the most growth between 2020 and 2030, according to data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

That might not be surprising, considering the industrial real estate market even now continues to smash records, with leasing activity this year for warehouses poised to outpace 2020’s figure. Warehousing employment is expected to almost double over the next decade in the Denver metro – that’s a growth of more than 12,000 jobs.

As a whole, the Denver metro will add more than 300,000 jobs, according to the projections, accounting for more than half of the state’s job growth.

The data CDLE provides is broken into two degrees of specificity; the information used here is for the more specific classification. Looking more broadly, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting jobs are expected to grow the most in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, followed by arts, entertainment and recreation jobs. Federal government jobs are expected to decline by a little more than a tenth by 2030.

The estimates come from a monthly survey of employers and a quarterly tax report from employers, and the projections are based on economic and demographic figures. The data here are for the number of jobs in an industry, not the number of people employed, since the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not try to correct for people with multiple jobs. Jobs include both full-time and part-time.

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