Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 193,600 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 189,335 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,028 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 193,600 +300 +9,000
CPS 189,335 +1,028 +6,147

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 February 2020 at 201,100. Since then 7,500 jobs have been lost in Boulder according to the employer survey. From a trough of 175,500 in April 2020, Boulder has gained 18,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 193,724 for Boulder in February 2020. 4,389 jobs have been lost in Boulder since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 164,215, Boulder has added 25,120 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 193,600 300 189,335 1,028
October 2021 193,300 200 188,307 996
September 2021 193,100 -1,300 187,311 888
August 2021 194,400 3,100 186,423 598
July 2021 191,300 1,400 185,825 356
June 2021 189,900 800 185,469 194
May 2021 189,100 1,000 185,275 403
April 2021 188,100 300 184,872 348
March 2021 187,800 1,100 184,524 116
February 2021 186,700 1,000 184,408 232
January 2021 185,700 1,200 184,176 397
December 2020 184,500 -100 183,779 591