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Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 168,100 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,840 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins lost 1,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,224 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,100 -1,200 +6,800
CPS 191,840 -3,224 +5,841

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

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, Colorado

CES employment for Fort Collins peaked in January 2020 at 176,600. Since then 8,500 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey. From a trough of 150,800 in April 2020, Fort Collins has gained 17,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 203,701 for Fort Collins in February 2020. 11,861 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 171,205, Fort Collins has added 20,635 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 168,100 -1,200 191,840 -3,224
June 2021 169,300 -500 195,064 -3,079
May 2021 169,800 400 198,143 54
April 2021 169,400 1,100 198,089 461
March 2021 168,300 100 197,628 298
February 2021 168,200 700 197,330 630
January 2021 167,500 3,200 196,700 814
December 2020 164,300 -1,600 195,886 514
November 2020 165,900 -600 195,372 762
October 2020 166,500 1,400 194,610 3,361
September 2020 165,100 1,200 191,249 -26
August 2020 163,900 2,600 191,275 5,276