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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2017 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in September 2010 at 9.6% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Colorado 2.5% +0.1 -0.7
Colorado Springs 2.9% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Colorado Springs, Colorado, National

Colorado Springs, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado Springs peaked in November 2010 at 30,708. There are now 20,744 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,483 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,481. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 9,964 +738 -2,391

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 2.7%
September
2017
4.2% 2.5% 2.9% 9,964
August
2017
4.4% 2.4% 2.7% 9,226
July
2017
4.3% 2.4% 2.9% 9,689
June
2017
4.4% 2.3% 2.8% 9,441
May
2017
4.3% 2.3% 2.9% 9,765
April
2017
4.4% 2.3% 2.5% 8,483
March
2017
4.5% 2.6% 2.7% 8,855
February
2017
4.7% 2.9% 3.4% 11,241
January
2017
4.8% 2.9% 3.3% 10,726
December
2016
4.7% 3.0% 3.2% 10,464
November
2016
4.6% 3.0% 3.4% 11,021

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.