Colorado Growth

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The number of people moving into Colorado is 0 slowing down.

Net migration is expected to total about 14,581 people this year. That's less than half the 32,228 measured last year.

It's also sharply down from the 84,742 people tallied in 1993. That's when Colorado's technology boom took off.

State demographer Jim Westkott says the declines mirror the state's economic slump.

Experts say the state's job picture has remained essentially flat after Colorado lost some 80-thousand jobs between the summers of 2001 and 2002.

Most economists believe a significant recovery is still six to 12 months away.