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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 276,000 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 312,635 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 500 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,592 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 276,000 +500 +7,300
CPS 312,635 +1,592 +9,944

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 December 2015 at 276,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 275,100 in January 2016, Colorado Springs has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2016 for Colorado Springs is at a new high of 312,635.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 276,000 500 312,635 1,592
February 2016 275,500 400 311,043 2,521
January 2016 275,100 -1,500 308,522 1,226
December 2015 276,600 3,100 307,296 545
November 2015 273,500 -1,500 306,751 29
October 2015 275,000 700 306,722 90
September 2015 274,300 1,500 306,632 632
August 2015 272,800 700 306,000 912
July 2015 272,100 1,000 305,088 673
June 2015 271,100 900 304,415 418
May 2015 270,200 900 303,997 690
April 2015 269,300 600 303,307 616