Department of Numbers

Colorado Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Colorado fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Colorado peaked in October 2010 at 9.1% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Colorado 6.1% 0.0 -1.0

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in October 2010 at 246,683. There are now 76,647 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 168,553 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,483. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 170,036 +1,483 -26,078

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to February 2014

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 6.1% 170,036
January 2014 6.6% 6.1% 168,553
December 2013 6.7% 6.2% 170,562
November 2013 7.0% 6.3% 174,471
October 2013 7.2% 6.5% 178,635
September 2013 7.2% 6.6% 182,808
August 2013 7.2% 6.8% 186,304
July 2013 7.3% 6.8% 188,261
June 2013 7.5% 6.9% 188,953
May 2013 7.5% 6.9% 189,571
April 2013 7.5% 6.9% 190,984
March 2013 7.5% 7.0% 193,343