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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 257,800 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in May 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 290,027 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs lost 1,400 jobs in May 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 407 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 257,800 -1,400 +1,000
CPS 290,027 +407 +1,814

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 September 2007 at 262,400. Since then 4,600 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,600 in March 2010, Colorado Springs has gained 12,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 300,208 for Colorado Springs in December 2006. 10,181 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey. From a November 2010 low of 282,520, Colorado Springs has added 7,507 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2014

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2014 257,800 -1,400 290,027 407
April 2014 259,200 99 289,620 687
March 2014 259,100 -199 288,933 953
February 2014 259,300 600 287,980 619
January 2014 258,700 1,500 287,361 -451
December 2013 257,200 -500 287,812 -158
November 2013 257,700 -100 287,970 -186
October 2013 257,800 -200 288,156 -151
September 2013 258,000 399 288,307 -80
August 2013 257,600 600 288,387 16
July 2013 257,000 300 288,371 84
June 2013 256,700 -100 288,287 74
May 2013 256,800 300 288,213 8