Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 198,000 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 192,548 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,804 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 198,000 +1,600 +5,300
CPS 192,548 +2,804 +6,857

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 198,000.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Boulder is at a new high of 192,548.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 198,000 1,600 192,548 2,804
January 2019 196,400 -200 189,744 1,450
December 2018 196,600 600 188,294 108
November 2018 196,000 600 188,186 671
October 2018 195,400 2,100 187,515 100
September 2018 193,300 -3,900 187,415 -97
August 2018 197,200 2,400 187,512 212
July 2018 194,800 -400 187,300 163
June 2018 195,200 700 187,137 -791
May 2018 194,500 1,100 187,928 196
April 2018 193,400 300 187,732 -3
March 2018 193,100 400 187,735 2,044