Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 188,400 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 178,066 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,443 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 188,400 +1,400 +7,000
CPS 178,066 +1,443 +6,816

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 2016 is at a new high of 188,400.

CPS employment in November 2016 for Boulder is at a new high of 178,066.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 188,400 1,400 178,066 1,443
October 2016 187,000 500 176,623 -152
September 2016 186,500 100 176,775 82
August 2016 186,400 -500 176,693 455
July 2016 186,900 1,200 176,238 398
June 2016 185,700 700 175,840 713
May 2016 185,000 2,100 175,127 1,047
April 2016 182,900 500 174,080 -191
March 2016 182,400 300 174,271 254
February 2016 182,100 -300 174,017 1,232
January 2016 182,400 1,300 172,785 2,018
December 2015 181,100 -300 170,767 -483