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Energy Collapse Weighs Further on Colorado Hiring

We often refer to Colorado as one of the ‘Super States.’ That select group of high-performing states with strong job and wage growth, rapid in-migration of new residents, an educated workforce, abundant high-tech activity, and so on. You get the picture. But it is the old fashioned commodity markets, particularly crude oil and natural gas, that are [...]

By |2016-04-05T12:04:36+00:00April 5th, 2016|Graphic, Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Energy Collapse Weighs Further on Colorado Hiring

Areas of Oklahoma Will Struggle to Add Jobs in ’16

The collapse in energy prices (both crude oil and natural gas) will continue to weigh on much of the Oklahoma economy in 2016. Statewide, our projected job loss is -0.6% on a year-over-year basis. The weakness should be widespread but concentrated in a few regions. The map of job growth below (see a dynamic version here) illustrates the [...]

By |2016-02-18T20:06:23+00:00February 18th, 2016|Forecasting, Graphic, Maps, Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Areas of Oklahoma Will Struggle to Add Jobs in ’16

A New Strategy for Finding Cheap Airline Tickets

I recently booked a $99 round trip ticket for an upcoming business flight between OKC and Denver for January 2017. The airlines have been slicing prices lately and it turned out to be the lowest air fare I have paid in quite a while. The most interesting thing underlying this cheap fare is that airline ticket [...]

By |2016-10-20T10:28:39+00:00October 20th, 2016|Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A New Strategy for Finding Cheap Airline Tickets

Major Shift in U.S. Crude Production Outlook

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest adjustment to its U.S. crude oil outlook reflects the confounding set of conditions driving the oil markets. Domestic oil production is now expected to fall steadily through  […]

By |2016-02-04T10:42:13+00:00February 4th, 2016|Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Major Shift in U.S. Crude Production Outlook

U.S. Crude Oil Production is Expected to Bottom in…

The latest outlook on domestic crude production from the U.S. Department of Energy is not encouraging. Domestic oil production is not expected to bottom until September 2016.  […]

By |2015-11-11T14:08:26+00:00November 11th, 2015|Graphic, Pic of the Week, Uncategorized|Comments Off on U.S. Crude Oil Production is Expected to Bottom in…