Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,814,800 jobs in Colorado in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,101,342 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 1,300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,814,800 +1,300 +53,900
CPS 3,101,342 +7,177 +82,010

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 January 2020 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,814,800.

CPS employment in Colorado for January 2020 is at a new high of 3,101,342.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 2,814,800 1,300 3,101,342 7,177
December 2019 2,813,500 4,600 3,094,165 -1,164
November 2019 2,808,900 9,200 3,095,329 503
October 2019 2,799,700 200 3,094,826 7,169
September 2019 2,799,500 2,100 3,087,657 10,312
August 2019 2,797,400 5,900 3,077,345 11,644
July 2019 2,791,500 11,400 3,065,701 11,554
June 2019 2,780,100 4,000 3,054,147 9,484
May 2019 2,776,100 6,500 3,044,663 8,189
April 2019 2,769,600 4,000 3,036,474 6,652
March 2019 2,765,600 -1,200 3,029,822 5,413
February 2019 2,766,800 5,900 3,024,409 5,077