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Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2015 to 3.4%. 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 November 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Colorado 4.3% -0.1 -0.5
Fort Collins 3.4% -0.3 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 November 2010 at 13,376. There are now 7,354 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,021 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 6,022 -572 -1,324

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 4.3% 3.4% 6,022
June
2015
5.3% 4.4% 3.7% 6,594
May
2015
5.5% 4.3% 3.8% 6,801
April
2015
5.4% 4.2% 3.8% 6,809
March
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.4% 6,021
February
2015
5.5% 4.2% 3.5% 6,264
January
2015
5.7% 4.2% 3.5% 6,240
December
2014
5.6% 4.2% 3.6% 6,356
November
2014
5.8% 4.3% 3.7% 6,539
October
2014
5.7% 4.4% 3.8% 6,731
September
2014
5.9% 4.5% 3.9% 6,969
August
2014
6.1% 4.6% 4.1% 7,204

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.