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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in November 2010 at 10.9% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Colorado 2.5% +0.1 -0.7
Pueblo 3.9% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pueblo, Colorado, National

Pueblo, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pueblo peaked in November 2010 at 8,081. There are now 5,173 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,409 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 499. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 2,908 +150 -589

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 2.7%
September
2017
4.2% 2.5% 3.9% 2,908
August
2017
4.4% 2.4% 3.7% 2,758
July
2017
4.3% 2.4% 3.8% 2,862
June
2017
4.4% 2.3% 3.6% 2,668
May
2017
4.3% 2.3% 3.8% 2,780
April
2017
4.4% 2.3% 3.3% 2,409
March
2017
4.5% 2.6% 3.5% 2,549
February
2017
4.7% 2.9% 4.4% 3,223
January
2017
4.8% 2.9% 4.3% 3,148
December
2016
4.7% 3.0% 4.2% 3,112
November
2016
4.6% 3.0% 4.5% 3,282

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.