Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,749,600 jobs in Colorado in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,023,635 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,339 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,749,600 +700 +44,800
CPS 3,023,635 +5,339 +56,924

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 February 2019 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,749,600.

CPS employment in Colorado for February 2019 is at a new high of 3,023,635.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 2,749,600 700 3,023,635 5,339
January 2019 2,748,900 2,000 3,018,296 3,152
December 2018 2,746,900 7,200 3,015,144 -391
November 2018 2,739,700 900 3,015,535 852
October 2018 2,738,800 6,600 3,014,683 4,601
September 2018 2,732,200 -2,500 3,010,082 5,677
August 2018 2,734,700 400 3,004,405 5,596
July 2018 2,734,300 7,700 2,998,809 5,681
June 2018 2,726,600 6,000 2,993,128 5,317
May 2018 2,720,600 4,500 2,987,811 6,184
April 2018 2,716,100 5,900 2,981,627 7,252
March 2018 2,710,200 5,400 2,974,375 7,664