Department of Numbers

Colorado Job Growth

There were 2,787,000 jobs in Colorado in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,058,640 employed persons for the month. Colorado added 7,200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,440 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Colorado job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,787,000 +7,200 +52,700
CPS 3,058,640 +9,440 +59,831

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 July 2019 for Colorado is at a new high of 2,787,000.

CPS employment in Colorado for July 2019 is at a new high of 3,058,640.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 2,787,000 7,200 3,058,640 9,440
June 2019 2,779,800 8,500 3,049,200 9,621
May 2019 2,771,300 7,000 3,039,579 5,939
April 2019 2,764,300 8,600 3,033,640 4,613
March 2019 2,755,700 6,500 3,029,027 5,373
February 2019 2,749,200 300 3,023,654 5,358
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