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Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2014 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in February 2010 at 7.6% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Colorado 5.1% -0.2 -1.7
Fort Collins 4.1% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2014 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 February 2010 at 13,459. There are now 5,908 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 August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 7,551 -278 -2,292

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 4.7%
August
2014
6.1% 5.1% 4.1% 7,551
July
2014
6.2% 5.3% 4.2% 7,829
June
2014
6.1% 5.5% 4.4% 8,128
May
2014
6.3% 5.8% 4.7% 8,690
April
2014
6.3% 6.0% 4.8% 8,901
March
2014
6.7% 6.2% 4.9% 9,163
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 4.9% 9,099
January
2014
6.6% 6.1% 5.0% 9,096
December
2013
6.7% 6.2% 5.1% 9,305
November
2013
7.0% 6.3% 5.2% 9,454
October
2013
7.2% 6.5% 5.3% 9,598
September
2013
7.2% 6.6% 5.3% 9,734

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.