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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 62,100 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,946 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 212 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,100 -300 +3,800
CPS 70,946 +212 +5,330

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,200 in April 2020, Grand Junction has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,947 for Grand Junction in October 2008. 9,001 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 62,385, Grand Junction has added 8,561 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 62,100 -300 70,946 212
April 2021 62,400 400 70,734 422
March 2021 62,000 500 70,312 295
February 2021 61,500 -1,000 70,017 -837
January 2021 62,500 1,000 70,854 -1,047
December 2020 61,500 -300 71,901 273
November 2020 61,800 -200 71,628 322
October 2020 62,000 -100 71,306 362
September 2020 62,100 300 70,944 585
August 2020 61,800 600 70,359 1,852
July 2020 61,200 1,200 68,507 635
June 2020 60,000 1,700 67,872 2,256