Department of Numbers

Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 161,100 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 181,994 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 233 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 161,100 -100 +2,700
CPS 181,994 +233 +5,663

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 November 2016 at 161,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Fort Collins is at a new high of 181,994.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 161,100 -100 181,994 233
November 2016 161,200 100 181,761 574
October 2016 161,100 300 181,187 658
September 2016 160,800 1,000 180,529 675
August 2016 159,800 -100 179,854 -153
July 2016 159,900 -900 180,007 -250
June 2016 160,800 1,800 180,257 189
May 2016 159,000 0 180,068 -124
April 2016 159,000 -200 180,192 -116
March 2016 159,200 -100 180,308 604
February 2016 159,300 800 179,704 1,614
January 2016 158,500 100 178,090 1,759