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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 December 2015 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in November 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Colorado 3.5% -0.1 -0.7
Fort Collins 3.1% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 November 2010 at 13,376. There are now 7,862 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 5,514 -121 -842

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 3.5% 3.1% 5,514
November
2015
5.0% 3.6% 3.2% 5,635
October
2015
5.0% 3.8% 3.2% 5,773
September
2015
5.1% 4.0% 3.2% 5,628
August
2015
5.1% 4.2% 3.4% 6,064
July
2015
5.3% 4.3% 3.4% 6,016
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

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.