Department of Numbers

NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2014 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in February 2010 at 7.6% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Colorado 4.2% -0.1 -1.7
Fort Collins 3.3% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fort Collins, Colorado, National

Fort Collins, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fort Collins peaked in February 2010 at 13,459. There are now 7,251 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 6,208 -184 -3,097

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
March
2015
5.5% 4.2%
February
2015
5.5% 4.2%
January
2015
5.7% 4.2%
December
2014
5.6% 4.2% 3.3% 6,208
November
2014
5.8% 4.3% 3.4% 6,392
October
2014
5.7% 4.4% 3.6% 6,637
September
2014
5.9% 4.5% 3.8% 7,078
August
2014
6.1% 4.6% 4.1% 7,551
July
2014
6.2% 4.8% 4.2% 7,829
June
2014
6.1% 5.0% 4.4% 8,128
May
2014
6.3% 5.2% 4.7% 8,690
April
2014
6.2% 5.4% 4.8% 8,901

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.