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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,100 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,541 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction added 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,100 +300 0
CPS 69,541 +241 +1,651

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 5,700 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 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 10,122 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 2,422 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 61,100 300 69,541 241
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
November 2016 61,300 0 68,072 -68
October 2016 61,300 -100 68,140 52
September 2016 61,400 0 68,088 122
August 2016 61,400 300 67,966 76