Colorado Job Growth
There were 2,362,700 jobs in Colorado in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,575,214 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 11,600 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,404 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in May 2008 for Colorado at 2,363,500. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,208,700 in January 2010, Colorado has gained 154,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 2,611,347 in March 2008. 36,133 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey. From a October 2010 low of 2,470,648, Colorado has added 104,566 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Colorado Employment History