Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,834,500 jobs in Colorado in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,093,476 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 5,800 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 21,304 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,834,500 +5,800 +131,200
CPS 3,093,476 +21,304 +147,938

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 March 2022 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,834,500.

CPS employment in Colorado for March 2022 is at a new high of 3,093,476.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 2,834,500 5,800 3,093,476 21,304
February 2022 2,828,700 15,900 3,072,172 17,059
January 2022 2,812,800 6,000 3,055,113 17,436
December 2021 2,806,800 8,300 3,037,677 4,365
November 2021 2,798,500 13,900 3,033,312 6,979
October 2021 2,784,600 14,800 3,026,333 11,901
September 2021 2,769,800 3,100 3,014,432 11,950
August 2021 2,766,700 4,100 3,002,482 10,784
July 2021 2,762,600 16,900 2,991,698 9,909
June 2021 2,745,700 14,900 2,981,789 10,339
May 2021 2,730,800 11,200 2,971,450 12,330
April 2021 2,719,600 16,300 2,959,120 13,582