Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,671,500 jobs in Colorado in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,957,032 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 5,100 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,648 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,671,500 +5,100 +53,200
CPS 2,957,032 +8,648 +134,918

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 December 2017 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,671,500.

CPS employment in Colorado for December 2017 is at a new high of 2,957,032.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 2,671,500 5,100 2,957,032 8,648
November 2017 2,666,400 4,900 2,948,384 8,935
October 2017 2,661,500 3,900 2,939,449 5,861
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