Labor & employment

As one of Colorado’s largest geographic counties, Yuma County has a strong pool of workers to draw from within its own boundary’s as well as from surrounding communities. Our workers have a diverse range of skills, ranging from agriculture, manufacturing and retail, to healthcare, sales, education and technology.

Yuma County201220132014
Labor Force649759108094
Unemployment258189131
Unemployment Rate4%3.2%1.6%
CompanyProduct / ServicesEmployees
Murphy Brown of YumaSwine Production192
Yuma SchoolsEducation155
Yuma District HospitalHealth Care136
Yuma CountyGovernment115
Hillcrest Elder CareHealth Care112
Wray SchoolsEducation104
Wray Community HospitalHealth Care100
Pro-Health LLCPotato Production84
Five RiversCattle Feeding78
CHSAg. Products56
IndustryNumberEmployees
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining53775
Construction36175
Public Administration18338
Wholesale Trade30261
Retail Trade54430
Mining16252
Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate26176
Health Care & Social Assistance20535
Educational Services6367
Industry DescriptionNAICS CodeAvg. Annual Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining11$35,865
Mining21$70,965
Utilities22$43,485
Construction23$30,485
Manufacturing31-33$36,645
Wholesale Trade42$46,143
Retail Trade44-45$23,316
Transportation48-49$37,904
Information51$46,505
Finance & Insurance52$47,295
Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing53$63,808
Professional & Technical Services54$28,294
Administrative Support and Waste Management56$19,629
Accomodation& Food Services61$10,623
Health Care Assistance62$26,148
Arts & Recreation71$16,484
Accomodation & Food Services72$12,376
Other Services81$30,814
Median Household Income2013
Yuma County$44,308
State of Colorado$58,433
United States$53,046

Training & Support

Continually dedicated to improving the quality of our workforce, Yuma County offers employers and current residents a wide range of workforce training services.

colorado workforce center

Offering both employers and current residents a range of employment and training services designed to increase occupational skill sets and opportunities for local residents, while offering employers customized job training programs to meet their specific needs.

community college training network

Customized training programs for business and industry are also available through:

Morgan Community College 

Northeastern Junior College

CO State University Extension

Worker's Compensation Rates

  • RATES

    Based on payroll and subject to industry type. Premiums for workers’ compensation insurance are based on the nature of the business, with each industry paying in relation to the likelihood injury.

  • CLASSIFICATION CODES

    There are approximately 600 classification codes that best describes each business. Therefore, the classification is for the overall business, not the individual occupations or operations within that business.

  • PREMIUMS

    Premiums are based on each $100 unit of payroll.

  • FOR RATE INFORMATION

    To get rate information for your business, please contact Pinnacol Assurance at (800) 873-7242