Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,457,300 jobs in Colorado in November 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,692,167 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 2,500 jobs in November 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,457,300 -2,500 +54,400
CPS 2,692,167 +8,202 +117,212

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 September 2014 for Colorado at 2,461,400. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Colorado for November 2014 is at a new high of 2,692,167.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2014

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2014 2,457,300 -2,500 2,692,167 8,202
October 2014 2,459,800 -1,600 2,683,965 12,877
September 2014 2,461,400 11,500 2,671,088 11,216
August 2014 2,449,900 1,800 2,659,872 2,285
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