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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 266,600 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,446 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 1,900 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 717 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,600 +1,900 +2,100
CPS 299,446 +717 -2,382

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

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Colorado Springs peaked in July 2015 at 267,000. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 264,700 in November 2015, Colorado Springs has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 302,392 for Colorado Springs in March 2015. 2,946 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey. From a November 2015 low of 298,729, Colorado Springs has added 717 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 266,600 1,900 299,446 717
November 2015 264,700 -2,000 298,729 -1,201
October 2015 266,700 200 299,930 181
September 2015 266,500 300 299,749 500
August 2015 266,200 -800 299,249 160
July 2015 267,000 1,900 299,089 97
June 2015 265,100 -1,400 298,992 -2,299
May 2015 266,500 -400 301,291 -429
April 2015 266,900 800 301,720 -672
March 2015 266,100 1,500 302,392 872
February 2015 264,600 -600 301,520 -550
January 2015 265,200 700 302,070 242