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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 291,600 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,287 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 319 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 291,600 -400 -13,000
CPS 339,287 +319 -9,088

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 January 2020 at 304,700. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 265,900 in April 2020, Colorado Springs has gained 25,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 348,375 for Colorado Springs in February 2020. 9,088 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 38,005 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 291,600 -400 339,287 319
January 2021 292,000 4,500 338,968 4,395
December 2020 287,500 -4,600 334,573 -4,865
November 2020 292,100 400 339,438 6,390
October 2020 291,700 -600 333,048 923
September 2020 292,300 2,300 332,125 1,414
August 2020 290,000 2,800 330,711 1,137
July 2020 287,200 5,800 329,574 5,155
June 2020 281,400 7,300 324,419 12,150
May 2020 274,100 8,200 312,269 10,987
April 2020 265,900 -38,200 301,282 -33,910
March 2020 304,100 -500 335,192 -13,183