Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,593,300 jobs in Colorado in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,800,678 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 300 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 950 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,593,300 +300 +62,000
CPS 2,800,678 +950 +91,490

Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Colorado as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Colorado

CES employment peaked in March 2016 for Colorado at 2,595,800. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,593,000 in April 2016, Colorado has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Colorado for May 2016 is at a new high of 2,800,678.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 2,593,300 300 2,800,678 950
April 2016 2,593,000 -2,800 2,799,728 5,886
March 2016 2,595,800 7,000 2,793,842 17,288
February 2016 2,588,800 6,500 2,776,554 23,273
January 2016 2,582,300 3,700 2,753,281 19,450
December 2015 2,578,600 13,700 2,733,831 4,245
November 2015 2,564,900 2,200 2,729,586 4,609
October 2015 2,562,700 10,500 2,724,977 4,656
September 2015 2,552,200 6,000 2,720,321 4,206
August 2015 2,546,200 4,400 2,716,115 3,358
July 2015 2,541,800 4,600 2,712,757 2,222
June 2015 2,537,200 5,900 2,710,535 1,347