Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,901,900 jobs in Colorado in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,138,429 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 4,300 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,028 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,901,900 +4,300 +103,400
CPS 3,138,429 -2,028 +105,117

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 November 2022 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,901,900.

CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 3,146,008 in August 2022. 7,579 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 2,901,900 4,300 3,138,429 -2,028
October 2022 2,897,600 14,500 3,140,457 -4,933
September 2022 2,883,100 5,900 3,145,390 -618
August 2022 2,877,200 14,600 3,146,008 3,198
July 2022 2,862,600 1,900 3,142,810 5,713
June 2022 2,860,700 7,800 3,137,097 11,042
May 2022 2,852,900 2,900 3,126,055 17,172
April 2022 2,850,000 16,000 3,108,883 15,407
March 2022 2,834,000 5,300 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