Department of Numbers

Boulder, Colorado Job Growth

There were 206,000 jobs in Boulder, Colorado in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 197,416 employed persons for the month. Boulder added 700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 734 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Boulder job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 206,000 +700 +9,800
CPS 197,416 +734 +7,436

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 206,000.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Boulder is at a new high of 197,416.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Boulder, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 206,000 700 197,416 734
August 2022 205,300 1,700 196,682 898
July 2022 203,600 700 195,784 273
June 2022 202,900 200 195,511 439
May 2022 202,700 -400 195,072 805
April 2022 203,100 1,200 194,267 717
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