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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,000 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,738 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,000 -100 -300
CPS 69,738 +115 +1,666

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

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction, Colorado

CES employment for Grand Junction peaked in August 2008 at 66,800. Since then 5,800 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,300 in January 2010, Grand Junction has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 9,925 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a December 2010 low of 67,119, Grand Junction has added 2,619 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 61,000 -100 69,738 115
October 2017 61,100 100 69,623 -252
September 2017 61,000 -400 69,875 -25
August 2017 61,400 200 69,900 317
July 2017 61,200 400 69,583 283
June 2017 60,800 -400 69,300 214
May 2017 61,200 -100 69,086 -83
April 2017 61,300 200 69,169 270
March 2017 61,100 500 68,899 631
February 2017 60,600 200 68,268 325
January 2017 60,400 -900 67,943 40
December 2016 61,300 0 67,903 -169