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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2017 to 1.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in November 2010 at 7.9% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.8% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Colorado 2.4% 0.0 -0.9
Fort Collins 1.9% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September 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 November 2010 at 13,475. There are now 9,603 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,574 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 298. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 3,872 -169 -1,542

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 2.5%
August
2017
4.4% 2.4% 1.9% 3,872
July
2017
4.3% 2.4% 2.0% 4,041
June
2017
4.4% 2.3% 2.0% 3,894
May
2017
4.3% 2.3% 2.1% 4,168
April
2017
4.4% 2.3% 1.8% 3,574
March
2017
4.5% 2.6% 1.9% 3,591
February
2017
4.7% 2.9% 2.5% 4,764
January
2017
4.8% 2.9% 2.5% 4,787
December
2016
4.7% 3.0% 2.5% 4,661
November
2016
4.6% 3.0% 2.5% 4,816
October
2016
4.8% 3.1% 2.7% 5,083

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.