Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 195,700 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,589 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 195,700 +1,600 +7,900
CPS 187,589 +174 +3,474

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 2018 is at a new high of 195,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 187,928 for Boulder in May 2018. 339 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 187,137, Boulder has added 452 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 195,700 1,600 187,589 174
September 2018 194,100 800 187,415 -97
August 2018 193,300 1,500 187,512 212
July 2018 191,800 -400 187,300 163
June 2018 192,200 -800 187,137 -791
May 2018 193,000 300 187,928 196
April 2018 192,700 -500 187,732 -3
March 2018 193,200 1,300 187,735 2,044
February 2018 191,900 3,500 185,691 2,671
January 2018 188,400 -2,000 183,020 -1,274
December 2017 190,400 500 184,294 147
November 2017 189,900 2,100 184,147 32