A comment was posted on Wednesday by someone pertaining to my earlier post this week about car v. building crashes. The author asserted that the economy in Colorado is booming, due to the legalization of marijuana. How a story about car/building crashes turns into a discussion of the merits of legalized pot is another matter, but you'd really have to follow the thread from Monday to figure that out.
Regardless of what one might think of the proposition, I doubted that there was any conclusive research to back up this assertion. I also reasoned that the economy in Colorado couldn't be any better than in Nebraska, and figured I'd provide some evidence of that by grabbing the two States' unemployment data. I Googled "Colorado unemployment" and almost immediately discovered the cool tool that produced this comparative graph in a New York minute. The information you can gather in 30 seconds today is rather amazing.