Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 188,800 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 182,663 employed persons for the month. Boulder lost 1,000 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,800 -1,000 +8,400
CPS 182,663 -340 +6,365

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 peaked in February 2017 at 190,100. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Boulder according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 183,003 for Boulder in April 2017. 340 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 188,800 -1,000 182,663 -340
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
November 2016 187,100 1,000 177,306 592
October 2016 186,100 800 176,714 325
September 2016 185,300 -200 176,389 72
August 2016 185,500 0 176,317 -50
July 2016 185,500 -100 176,367 -142
June 2016 185,600 5,200 176,509 211