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Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 168,600 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 195,241 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins added 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 184 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,600 +100 +4,400
CPS 195,241 +184 +10,420

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 July 2017 at 169,300. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey. From a trough of 168,500 in September 2017, Fort Collins has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,359 for Fort Collins in September 2017. 118 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 195,057, Fort Collins has added 184 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 168,600 100 195,241 184
October 2017 168,500 0 195,057 -302
September 2017 168,500 -700 195,359 307
August 2017 169,200 -100 195,052 546
July 2017 169,300 500 194,506 1,821
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