Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 190,300 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 180,560 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,600 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 190,300 +1,600 +5,900
CPS 180,560 +1,340 +6,543

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 February 2017 is at a new high of 190,300.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Boulder is at a new high of 180,560.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 190,300 1,600 180,560 1,340
January 2017 188,700 1,300 179,220 1,278
December 2016 187,400 300 177,942 318
November 2016 187,100 1,000 177,624 1,001
October 2016 186,100 800 176,623 -152
September 2016 185,300 -200 176,775 82
August 2016 185,500 0 176,693 455
July 2016 185,500 -100 176,238 398
June 2016 185,600 5,200 175,840 713
May 2016 180,400 -5,000 175,127 1,047
April 2016 185,400 900 174,080 -191
March 2016 184,500 100 174,271 254