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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,100 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,007 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 739 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,100 +500 -300
CPS 69,007 +739 +767

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. 10,656 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 1,888 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 61,100 500 69,007 739
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
July 2016 61,100 100 67,890 -138
June 2016 61,000 -200 68,028 -204
May 2016 61,200 -600 68,232 -48
April 2016 61,800 400 68,280 40