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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 288,500 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 328,916 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 3,300 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,497 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,500 +3,300 -10,800
CPS 328,916 +4,497 -15,226

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado

CES employment for Colorado Springs peaked in February 2020 at 303,500. Since then 15,000 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 267,500 in April 2020, Colorado Springs has gained 21,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 348,375 for Colorado Springs in February 2020. 19,459 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 301,282, Colorado Springs has added 27,634 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 288,500 3,300 328,916 4,497
June 2020 285,200 8,100 324,419 12,150
May 2020 277,100 9,600 312,269 10,987
April 2020 267,500 -35,300 301,282 -33,910
March 2020 302,800 -700 335,192 -13,183
February 2020 303,500 900 348,375 733
January 2020 302,600 500 347,642 -704
December 2019 302,100 200 348,346 658
November 2019 301,900 1,600 347,688 785
October 2019 300,300 0 346,903 878
September 2019 300,300 200 346,025 932
August 2019 300,100 800 345,093 951