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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2016 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in November 2010 at 7.9% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Colorado 3.3% +0.2 -0.6
Fort Collins 3.1% +0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 data as June 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 7,699 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,270 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,506. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 5,776 +318 -753

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 3.7%
May
2016
4.7% 3.3% 3.1% 5,776
April
2016
5.0% 3.1% 2.9% 5,458
March
2016
5.0% 2.9% 2.5% 4,683
February
2016
4.9% 3.0% 2.3% 4,308
January
2016
4.9% 3.2% 2.3% 4,270
December
2015
5.0% 3.5% 3.0% 5,387
November
2015
5.0% 3.5% 3.0% 5,444
October
2015
5.0% 3.6% 3.1% 5,524
September
2015
5.1% 3.6% 3.1% 5,629
August
2015
5.1% 3.7% 3.2% 5,775
July
2015
5.3% 3.8% 3.3% 5,967

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.