Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,517,300 jobs in Colorado in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,690,693 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 2,200 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,910 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,517,300 -2,200 +50,200
CPS 2,690,693 -7,910 +8,074

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 June 2015 for Colorado at 2,519,500. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 2,714,793 in March 2015. 24,100 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 2,517,300 -2,200 2,690,693 -7,910
June 2015 2,519,500 5,200 2,698,603 -7,582
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