Department of Numbers

Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 266,600 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in May 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 301,348 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs lost 300 jobs in May 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,600 -300 +4,300
CPS 301,348 -372 +739

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 April 2015 at 266,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 302,392 for Colorado Springs in March 2015. 1,044 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2015 266,600 -300 301,348 -372
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
December 2014 264,500 300 301,828 -425
November 2014 264,200 100 302,253 8
October 2014 264,100 700 302,245 583
September 2014 263,400 100 301,662 120
August 2014 263,300 0 301,542 -209
July 2014 263,300 700 301,751 278
June 2014 262,600 300 301,473 864