Department of Numbers

Colorado Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Colorado rose 0.1 percentage points in June 2015 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Colorado peaked in September 2010 at 8.9% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Colorado 4.4% +0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in October 2010 at 240,577. There are now 116,279 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 118,201 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,097. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 124,298 +1,459 -16,006

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to June 2015

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
June 2015 5.3% 4.4% 124,298
May 2015 5.5% 4.3% 122,839
April 2015 5.4% 4.2% 119,819
March 2015 5.5% 4.2% 118,201
February 2015 5.5% 4.2% 118,765
January 2015 5.7% 4.2% 118,211
December 2014 5.6% 4.2% 119,644
November 2014 5.8% 4.3% 121,602
October 2014 5.7% 4.4% 124,127
September 2014 5.9% 4.5% 127,226
August 2014 6.1% 4.6% 130,863
July 2014 6.2% 4.8% 135,226