Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,617,800 jobs in Colorado in August 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,781,746 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 4,100 jobs in August 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,667 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,617,800 +4,100 +71,600
CPS 2,781,746 -1,667 +65,631

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 August 2016 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,617,800.

CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 2,800,711 in May 2016. 18,965 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2016

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2016 2,617,800 4,100 2,781,746 -1,667
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
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