Colorado Job Growth
There were 2,621,400 jobs in Colorado in September 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,793,505 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 300 jobs in September 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,274 (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 August 2016 for Colorado at 2,621,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 2,800,711 in May 2016. 7,206 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 2,782,231, Colorado has added 11,274 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Colorado Employment History