Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,747,100 jobs in Colorado in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,003,011 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 4,800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,806 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,747,100 +4,800 +72,000
CPS 3,003,011 +1,806 +64,192

Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Colorado as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Colorado

CES employment in October 2018 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,747,100.

CPS employment in Colorado for October 2018 is at a new high of 3,003,011.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,747,100 4,800 3,003,011 1,806
September 2018 2,742,300 -700 3,001,205 1,018
August 2018 2,743,000 4,000 3,000,187 820
July 2018 2,739,000 4,500 2,999,367 8,917
June 2018 2,734,500 9,100 2,990,450 11,040
May 2018 2,725,400 9,700 2,979,410 11,412
April 2018 2,715,700 5,900 2,967,998 9,205
March 2018 2,709,800 7,400 2,958,793 9,320
February 2018 2,702,400 9,200 2,949,473 7,748
January 2018 2,693,200 6,400 2,941,725 3,763
December 2017 2,686,800 6,100 2,937,962 -1,109
November 2017 2,680,700 5,600 2,939,071 252