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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 294,000 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,229 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 1,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 294,000 +1,100 -7,900
CPS 334,229 +1,181 -13,459

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 9,500 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 26,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 348,375 for Colorado Springs in February 2020. 14,146 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 32,947 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 294,000 1,100 334,229 1,181
October 2020 292,900 -300 333,048 923
September 2020 293,200 -600 332,125 1,414
August 2020 293,800 4,400 330,711 1,137
July 2020 289,400 4,200 329,574 5,155
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