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  waitress A fast-food worker in Denver would need to put in 62 hours a week to afford to live in the Mile High City, while a dishwasher working in a restaurant’s kitchen would have to toil for 61 hours to live in the city. Things aren’t much better for housekeepers, who’d need to labor for 59 hours a week to live in Denver nor for janitors, who’d have to put in 51 hours a week to reside in the city.

Recent Reports

CFI report: Denver now unaffordable for many low-wage workers

May 18, 2015
A fast-food worker in Denver would need to put in 62 hours a week to afford to live in the Mile High City, while a dishwasher working in a restaurant’s kitchen would have to toil for 61 hours to live in the city. Things aren’t much better for housekeepers, who’d need to labor for 59 hours a week to live in Denver nor for janitors, who’d have to put in 51 hours a week to reside in the city.

CFI Report: Immigrant workers critical to Colorado economy

April 29, 2015
Colorado immigrants are a crucial – and growing – part of the state’s economy, with many industries relying on their labor. In addition, many immigrants are entrepreneurs, bringing new businesses and jobs to Colorado.

Report: Share of Low-Wage Jobs in Colorado Growing, Putting More Pressure on Taxpayers

April 8, 2015
Report: Share of Low-Wage Jobs in Colorado Growing, Putting More Pressure on Taxpayers
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