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Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Growth

There were 300,700 jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 344,196 employed persons for the month. Colorado Springs added 1,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 401 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Colorado Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 300,700 +1,200 +13,500
CPS 344,196 +401 +16,530

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 4,000 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 34,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 349,044 for Colorado Springs in February 2020. 4,848 jobs have been lost in Colorado Springs since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 297,879, Colorado Springs has added 46,317 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Colorado Springs, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 300,700 1,200 344,196 401
June 2021 299,500 100 343,795 630
May 2021 299,400 2,300 343,165 1,282
April 2021 297,100 3,000 341,883 1,089
March 2021 294,100 1,600 340,794 218
February 2021 292,500 500 340,576 313
January 2021 292,000 4,500 340,263 767
December 2020 287,500 -4,600 339,496 777
November 2020 292,100 400 338,719 1,036
October 2020 291,700 -600 337,683 1,908
September 2020 292,300 2,300 335,775 3,168
August 2020 290,000 2,800 332,607 4,941