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Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 172,100 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 201,549 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 172,100 +400 +1,800
CPS 201,549 +137 +4,934

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 March 2019 at 174,900. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey. From a trough of 171,700 in June 2019, Fort Collins has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Fort Collins is at a new high of 201,549.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 172,100 400 201,549 137
June 2019 171,700 -1,500 201,412 175
May 2019 173,200 -1,600 201,237 386
April 2019 174,800 -100 200,851 551
March 2019 174,900 700 200,300 725
February 2019 174,200 100 199,575 654
January 2019 174,100 700 198,921 509
December 2018 173,400 700 198,412 -37
November 2018 172,700 1,600 198,449 138
October 2018 171,100 500 198,311 531
September 2018 170,600 -300 197,780 621
August 2018 170,900 600 197,159 544