Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,620,200 jobs in Colorado in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,826,542 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 12,500 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 17,297 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,620,200 -12,500 +55,300
CPS 2,826,542 +17,297 +96,956

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 October 2016 for Colorado at 2,632,700. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Colorado for November 2016 is at a new high of 2,826,542.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,620,200 -12,500 2,826,542 17,297
October 2016 2,632,700 11,900 2,809,245 15,741
September 2016 2,620,800 -900 2,793,504 11,273
August 2016 2,621,700 8,000 2,782,231 -1,182
July 2016 2,613,700 11,700 2,783,413 -9,131
June 2016 2,602,000 8,300 2,792,544 -8,167
May 2016 2,593,700 700 2,800,711 983
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