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 26,545 people. is diverse and well educated. Eighty percent have high school degrees, and 20% have bachelor’s degrees or higher.
|No. of Employed||25,695|
|Average Annual Wage||$54,236|
|No. of Jobs||31,576|
|Source: CO Dept. of Labor & Employment|
Commerce City is home to over 1,400 companies that employ 31,576 people. The number of businesses throughout Commerce City rose 4.5 percent between 2015 and 2016 with a net increase of 64 businesses.
Commerce City employment rose 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the prior year, creating an additional 483 jobs.
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|
|United Parcel Service||Global Logistics||2700|
|Shamrock Foods||Foodservice Distribution/Warehousing||860|
|FedEx Freight Inc||Global Logistics||630|
|FedEx Ground Package System Inc||Global Logistics||600|
|Suncor Energy USA Inc.||Energy Production||420|
|Douglass Colony Group||Building Materials||400|
|Old Dominion Freight Lines||Global Logistics||370|
|Waste Management of Colorado Inc.||Waste Removal/Recycling||290|
|Republic Services||Waste Removal/Recycling||270|
|Walmart Stores Inc.||Retail Distribution/Warehousing||250|
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.