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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 65,600 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,991 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 500 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,600 -500 +1,300
CPS 74,991 +20 +1,867

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

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction, Colorado

CES employment for Grand Junction peaked in August 2008 at 66,700. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,300 in September 2010, Grand Junction has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,596 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 4,605 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a August 2013 low of 67,032, Grand Junction has added 7,959 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 65,600 -500 74,991 20
July 2019 66,100 300 74,971 170
June 2019 65,800 200 74,801 235
May 2019 65,600 -400 74,566 169
April 2019 66,000 500 74,397 196
March 2019 65,500 99 74,201 247
February 2019 65,400 200 73,954 258
January 2019 65,200 299 73,696 224
December 2018 64,900 0 73,472 -10
November 2018 64,900 500 73,482 35
October 2018 64,400 0 73,447 152
September 2018 64,400 100 73,295 171