In 2014, 109,298 employed persons living in Aurora, or 34% of the working population, worked outside of the city. There are many reasons for this, such as job opportunities and our proximity to the state capitol in Denver. But in order for Aurora to grow and remain a thriving and vibrant community, we must offer jobs and advancement right here in the city. This is why the opening of the R-line is so exciting – it allows easier access to mobility around the city.
That said, we have work to do. According to Who Is Aurora?, a demographics report, Aurora has a higher unemployment rate than other metro areas. Although unemployment rates are down across the board since 2010, it varies by race.