Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 203,200 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,401 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 1,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 851 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 203,200 +1,300 +9,200
CPS 194,401 +851 +10,009

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 April 2022 is at a new high of 203,200.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Boulder is at a new high of 194,401.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 203,200 1,300 194,401 851
March 2022 201,900 1,500 193,550 1,078
February 2022 200,400 1,400 192,472 808
January 2022 199,000 300 191,664 996
December 2021 198,700 1,000 190,668 -91
November 2021 197,700 0 190,759 96
October 2021 197,700 1,500 190,663 683
September 2021 196,200 -800 189,980 940
August 2021 197,000 -900 189,040 1,097
July 2021 197,900 2,500 187,943 1,166
June 2021 195,400 2,500 186,777 1,149
May 2021 192,900 -1,100 185,628 1,236