Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 191,600 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,150 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 597 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,600 +200 +4,500
CPS 185,150 +597 +7,844

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Boulder, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Boulder 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 for Boulder, Colorado

CES employment for Boulder in November 2017 is at a new high of 191,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 186,071 for Boulder in September 2017. 921 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 184,553, Boulder has added 597 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 191,600 200 185,150 597
October 2017 191,400 500 184,553 -1,518
September 2017 190,900 1,100 186,071 222
August 2017 189,800 -300 185,849 695
July 2017 190,100 2,300 185,154 2,088
June 2017 187,800 -900 183,066 377
May 2017 188,700 -1,100 182,689 -314
April 2017 189,800 800 183,003 1,079
March 2017 189,000 -1,100 181,924 1,591
February 2017 190,100 1,400 180,333 1,302
January 2017 188,700 1,300 179,031 1,340
December 2016 187,400 300 177,691 385