Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,525,600 jobs in Colorado in June 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,699,110 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 11,300 jobs in June 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,075 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,525,600 +11,300 +65,400
CPS 2,699,110 -7,075 +23,484

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 June 2015 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,525,600.

CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 2,714,793 in March 2015. 15,683 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2015

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2015 2,525,600 11,300 2,699,110 -7,075
May 2015 2,514,300 4,700 2,706,185 -3,406
April 2015 2,509,600 4,700 2,709,591 -5,202
March 2015 2,504,900 -3,100 2,714,793 2,471
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