Department of Numbers

Fort Collins, Colorado Job Growth

There were 165,800 jobs in Fort Collins, Colorado in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 189,278 employed persons for the month. Fort Collins lost 900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 701 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fort Collins job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,800 -900 -12,500
CPS 189,278 +701 -15,891

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 November 2019 at 178,300. Since then 12,500 jobs have been lost in Fort Collins according to the employer survey. From a trough of 157,200 in April 2020, Fort Collins has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,943 for Fort Collins in December 2019. 16,665 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 10,836 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Fort Collins, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 165,800 -900 189,278 701
October 2020 166,700 2,000 188,577 917
September 2020 164,700 1,500 187,660 989
August 2020 163,200 1,800 186,671 2,393
July 2020 161,400 -2,500 184,278 -4,123
June 2020 163,900 2,900 188,401 5,967
May 2020 161,000 3,800 182,434 3,992
April 2020 157,200 -19,700 178,442 -17,979
March 2020 176,900 -600 196,421 -9,094
February 2020 177,500 -700 205,515 537
January 2020 178,200 300 204,978 -965
December 2019 177,900 -400 205,943 774