Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,634,400 jobs in Colorado in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,857,586 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,456 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,634,400 0 +49,100
CPS 2,857,586 +19,456 +79,535

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 in February 2017 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,634,400.

CPS employment in Colorado for March 2017 is at a new high of 2,857,586.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,634,400 0 2,857,586 19,456
February 2017 2,634,400 4,900 2,838,130 10,642
January 2017 2,629,500 11,200 2,827,488 5,374
December 2016 2,618,300 300 2,822,114 3,353
November 2016 2,618,000 -3,200 2,818,761 4,664
October 2016 2,621,200 6,300 2,814,097 5,768
September 2016 2,614,900 5,400 2,808,329 6,717
August 2016 2,609,500 4,500 2,801,612 6,941
July 2016 2,605,000 12,900 2,794,671 6,072
June 2016 2,592,100 8,500 2,788,599 4,480
May 2016 2,583,600 -6,600 2,784,119 3,108
April 2016 2,590,200 4,900 2,781,011 2,960