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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 64,400 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,020 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,400 0 +1,000
CPS 73,020 +372 +1,148

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 2,299 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 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 6,643 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a February 2013 low of 66,969, Grand Junction has added 6,051 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 64,400 0 73,020 372
September 2018 64,400 100 72,648 249
August 2018 64,300 0 72,399 -617
July 2018 64,300 0 73,016 -127
June 2018 64,300 200 73,143 35
May 2018 64,099 -100 73,108 227
April 2018 64,200 400 72,881 372
March 2018 63,800 300 72,509 294
February 2018 63,500 100 72,215 257
January 2018 63,400 -200 71,958 -43
December 2017 63,600 300 72,001 92
November 2017 63,300 -100 71,909 37