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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 294,700 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 341,660 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 900 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 124 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 294,700 +900 +4,000
CPS 341,660 -124 +6,762

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 December 2018 at 295,700. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 293,800 in January 2019, Colorado Springs has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 348,228 for Colorado Springs in December 2018. 6,568 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 294,700 900 341,660 -124
January 2019 293,800 -1,900 341,784 -6,444
December 2018 295,700 700 348,228 1,253
November 2018 295,000 100 346,975 1,238
October 2018 294,900 2,600 345,737 3,309
September 2018 292,300 -500 342,428 1,014
August 2018 292,800 400 341,414 -1,410
July 2018 292,400 700 342,824 2,046
June 2018 291,700 -200 340,778 680
May 2018 291,900 600 340,098 1,751
April 2018 291,300 0 338,347 1,036
March 2018 291,300 600 337,311 2,413