Department of Numbers

Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 167,800 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 196,262 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 931 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 167,800 +300 -8,600
CPS 196,262 +931 -9,253

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 8,800 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 17,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,943 for Fort Collins in December 2019. 9,681 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 178,442, Fort Collins has added 17,820 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 167,800 300 196,262 931
January 2021 167,500 3,200 195,331 6,928
December 2020 164,300 -1,600 188,403 -1,343
November 2020 165,900 -600 189,746 1,169
October 2020 166,500 1,400 188,577 917
September 2020 165,100 1,200 187,660 989
August 2020 163,900 2,600 186,671 2,393
July 2020 161,300 -600 184,278 -4,123
June 2020 161,900 5,000 188,401 5,967
May 2020 156,900 6,100 182,434 3,992
April 2020 150,800 -24,900 178,442 -17,979
March 2020 175,700 -700 196,421 -9,094