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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,700 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,954 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,700 -200 0
CPS 68,954 -234 +1,154

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 5,100 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 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 10,709 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 1,835 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 61,700 -200 68,954 -234
November 2016 61,900 -500 69,188 163
October 2016 62,400 200 69,025 206
September 2016 62,200 400 68,819 381
August 2016 61,800 -500 68,438 117
July 2016 62,300 1,000 68,321 50
June 2016 61,300 -700 68,271 -357
May 2016 62,000 200 68,628 38
April 2016 61,800 100 68,590 -444
March 2016 61,700 -100 69,034 88
February 2016 61,800 400 68,946 652
January 2016 61,400 -300 68,294 494