Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,645,600 jobs in Colorado in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,892,320 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 10,600 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,111 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,645,600 +10,600 +62,000
CPS 2,892,320 +15,111 +108,201

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 May 2017 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,645,600.

CPS employment in Colorado for May 2017 is at a new high of 2,892,320.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 2,645,600 10,600 2,892,320 15,111
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
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