Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,659,000 jobs in Colorado in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,939,280 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 1,400 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,692 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,659,000 +1,400 +37,800
CPS 2,939,280 +5,692 +125,183

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 October 2017 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,659,000.

CPS employment in Colorado for October 2017 is at a new high of 2,939,280.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 2,659,000 1,400 2,939,280 5,692
September 2017 2,657,600 5,400 2,933,588 14,317
August 2017 2,652,200 1,300 2,919,271 7,481
July 2017 2,650,900 6,100 2,911,790 9,559
June 2017 2,644,800 4,300 2,902,231 10,785
May 2017 2,640,500 5,500 2,891,446 14,237
April 2017 2,635,000 900 2,877,209 19,738
March 2017 2,634,100 -300 2,857,471 19,341
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