Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,917,700 jobs in Colorado in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,141,101 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 1,500 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 7,961 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,917,700 +1,500 +33,100
CPS 3,141,101 -7,961 +36,162

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 2023 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,917,700.

CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 3,157,472 in June 2023. 16,371 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2023

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2023 2,917,700 1,500 3,141,101 -7,961
September 2023 2,916,200 -100 3,149,062 -6,136
August 2023 2,916,300 5,900 3,155,198 -2,257
July 2023 2,910,400 3,400 3,157,455 -17
June 2023 2,907,000 1,800 3,157,472 2,994
May 2023 2,905,200 8,600 3,154,478 8,845
April 2023 2,896,600 6,100 3,145,633 9,343
March 2023 2,890,500 -1,700 3,136,290 11,927
February 2023 2,892,200 3,100 3,124,363 8,453
January 2023 2,889,100 -800 3,115,910 6,702
December 2022 2,889,900 5,500 3,109,208 2,235
November 2022 2,884,400 -200 3,106,973 2,034