Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,447,400 jobs in Colorado in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,659,753 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 700 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,447,400 -700 +54,400
CPS 2,659,753 +2,166 +92,104

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 July 2014 for Colorado at 2,448,100. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Colorado for August 2014 is at a new high of 2,659,753.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 2,447,400 -700 2,659,753 2,166
July 2014 2,448,100 1,400 2,657,587 7,682
June 2014 2,446,700 2,900 2,649,905 7,673
May 2014 2,443,800 9,100 2,642,232 7,516
April 2014 2,434,700 10,500 2,634,716 14,358
March 2014 2,424,200 4,200 2,620,358 17,309
February 2014 2,420,000 3,900 2,603,049 16,849
January 2014 2,416,100 11,200 2,586,200 8,078
December 2013 2,404,900 2,000 2,578,122 3,167
November 2013 2,402,900 2,000 2,574,955 2,849
October 2013 2,400,900 3,800 2,572,106 2,675
September 2013 2,397,100 4,100 2,569,431 1,782
August 2013 2,393,000 6,400 2,567,649 475