Colorado Job Growth
There were 2,680,700 jobs in Colorado in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,936,729 employed persons for the month. Colorado lost 6,900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 475 (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 2,813,800. Since then 133,100 jobs have been lost in Colorado according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,471,100 in April 2020, Colorado has gained 209,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Colorado reached a maximum of 3,106,077 in February 2020. 169,348 jobs have been lost in Colorado since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,681,128, Colorado has added 255,601 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Colorado Employment History