NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.
Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth
There were 257,500 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 290,201 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs lost 500 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,206 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 4,900 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 11,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 300,208 for Colorado Springs in December 2006. 10,007 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 7,681 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History