Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,504,100 jobs in Colorado in March 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,714,728 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 3,900 jobs in March 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,406 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,504,100 -3,900 +67,700
CPS 2,714,728 +2,406 +64,759

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 February 2015 for Colorado at 2,508,000. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Colorado for March 2015 is at a new high of 2,714,728.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2015

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2015 2,504,100 -3,900 2,714,728 2,406
February 2015 2,508,000 9,600 2,712,322 2,371
January 2015 2,498,400 5,600 2,709,951 5,370
December 2014 2,492,800 8,600 2,704,581 2,616
November 2014 2,484,200 3,000 2,701,965 3,665
October 2014 2,481,200 -1,000 2,698,300 4,445
September 2014 2,482,200 6,700 2,693,855 5,174
August 2014 2,475,500 8,400 2,688,681 6,062
July 2014 2,467,100 6,900 2,682,619 6,993
June 2014 2,460,200 6,800 2,675,626 7,901
May 2014 2,453,400 7,500 2,667,725 8,476
April 2014 2,445,900 9,500 2,659,249 9,280