Boulder, Colorado Job Growth
There were 185,200 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 180,612 employed persons for the month. Boulder lost 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2019 at 200,400. Since then 15,200 jobs have been lost in Boulder according to the employer survey. From a trough of 183,500 in July 2020, Boulder has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,011 for Boulder in February 2020. 13,399 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 172,944, Boulder has added 7,668 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Boulder, Colorado Employment History