Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 191,400 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,475 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 3,000 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,888 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 191,400 +3,000 +3,600
CPS 185,475 +1,888 +5,142

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 2018 is at a new high of 191,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 186,108 for Boulder in December 2017. 633 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 183,587, Boulder has added 1,888 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 191,400 3,000 185,475 1,888
January 2018 188,400 -2,000 183,587 -2,521
December 2017 190,400 500 186,108 990
November 2017 189,900 2,100 185,118 565
October 2017 187,800 -2,600 184,553 -1,518
September 2017 190,400 0 186,071 222
August 2017 190,400 1,000 185,849 695
July 2017 189,400 800 185,154 2,088
June 2017 188,600 -400 183,066 377
May 2017 189,000 300 182,689 -314
April 2017 188,700 100 183,003 1,079
March 2017 188,600 800 181,924 1,591