Colorado Job Growth
There were 2,708,400 jobs in Colorado in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,000,032 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 17,100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,199 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in January 2020 for Colorado at 2,819,500. Since then 111,100 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,443,200 in April 2020, Colorado has gained 265,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 3,072,012 in December 2019. 71,980 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,621,363, Colorado has added 378,669 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Colorado Employment History