Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 199,900 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,435 employed persons for the month. Boulder lost 400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 489 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 199,900 -400 +2,700
CPS 194,435 +489 +5,998

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Boulder, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Boulder 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 for Boulder, Colorado

CES employment for Boulder peaked in June 2019 at 200,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Boulder according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Boulder is at a new high of 194,435.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 199,900 -400 194,435 489
July 2019 200,300 -300 193,946 604
June 2019 200,600 400 193,342 738
May 2019 200,200 1,000 192,604 670
April 2019 199,200 900 191,934 498
March 2019 198,300 700 191,436 954
February 2019 197,600 1,200 190,482 850
January 2019 196,400 -200 189,632 545
December 2018 196,600 600 189,087 11
November 2018 196,000 600 189,076 100
October 2018 195,400 2,100 188,976 277
September 2018 193,300 -3,900 188,699 262