Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,539,400 jobs in Colorado in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,719,796 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 10,700 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,195 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,539,400 +10,700 +46,600
CPS 2,719,796 +10,195 +15,215

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 in December 2015 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,539,400.

CPS employment in Colorado for December 2015 is at a new high of 2,719,796.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 2,539,400 10,700 2,719,796 10,195
November 2015 2,528,700 -1,800 2,709,601 8,058
October 2015 2,530,500 10,400 2,701,543 8,018
September 2015 2,520,100 -1,600 2,693,525 5,179
August 2015 2,521,700 1,600 2,688,346 -2,666
July 2015 2,520,100 600 2,691,012 -7,591
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