Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 201,500 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,611 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 79 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 201,500 +1,100 +6,100
CPS 194,611 -79 +5,635

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 October 2019 is at a new high of 201,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,690 for Boulder in September 2019. 79 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 201,500 1,100 194,611 -79
September 2019 200,400 500 194,690 259
August 2019 199,900 -400 194,431 485
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