Here’s a pro to add to all the cons that might have you thinking twice about President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package–63,000 jobs for Colorado, according to paperwork on the White House’s website. Yet the estimate is tentative, notes the Denver Business Journal, because Congress is still debating the details of the package, which seeks to pump billions of dollars into infrastructure and myriad other programs in hopes of creating new jobs.

Meanwhile, the not-bad news about the local economy is that it has “dodged the worst of the recession,” according to 9News, which cites the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s latest report card. Compare that with California, which is running short of cash and has delayed $3.5 billion in payments to taxpayers, contractors, and agencies, according to CNN. Wondering how Denver fares in terms of unemployment? Check out this labor stats chart from The Wall Street Journal.