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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 283,700 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 324,972 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 393 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 283,700 +300 +6,300
CPS 324,972 +393 +12,172

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 January 2017 at 284,000. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 283,100 in March 2017, Colorado Springs has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in May 2017 for Colorado Springs is at a new high of 324,972.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 283,700 300 324,972 393
April 2017 283,400 300 324,579 907
March 2017 283,100 -600 323,672 2,840
February 2017 283,700 -300 320,832 2,106
January 2017 284,000 800 318,726 722
December 2016 283,200 900 318,004 423
November 2016 282,300 100 317,581 455
October 2016 282,200 1,300 317,126 1,012
September 2016 280,900 1,400 316,114 1,631
August 2016 279,500 0 314,483 1,009
July 2016 279,500 900 313,474 353
June 2016 278,600 1,200 313,121 321