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Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 168,500 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,198 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins lost 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,513 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,500 -300 +7,200
CPS 194,198 +1,513 +11,868

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, Colorado

CES employment for Fort Collins peaked in June 2017 at 168,800. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Fort Collins is at a new high of 194,198.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 168,500 -300 194,198 1,513
June 2017 168,800 1,700 192,685 1,650
May 2017 167,100 1,800 191,035 1,049
April 2017 165,300 900 189,986 1,596
March 2017 164,400 0 188,390 1,659
February 2017 164,400 900 186,731 928
January 2017 163,500 -900 185,803 482
December 2016 164,400 200 185,321 500
November 2016 164,200 500 184,821 545
October 2016 163,700 900 184,276 595
September 2016 162,800 600 183,681 673
August 2016 162,200 900 183,008 678