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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 67,300 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,837 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 333 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,300 -100 +2,899
CPS 75,837 +333 +3,769

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 March 2022 at 67,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,947 for Grand Junction in October 2008. 4,110 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,510, Grand Junction has added 12,327 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 67,300 -100 75,837 333
March 2022 67,400 200 75,504 494
February 2022 67,200 100 75,010 486
January 2022 67,100 700 74,524 636
December 2021 66,400 500 73,888 -27
November 2021 65,900 600 73,915 92
October 2021 65,300 -100 73,823 350
September 2021 65,400 300 73,473 411
August 2021 65,099 199 73,062 355
July 2021 64,900 100 72,707 260
June 2021 64,800 700 72,447 173
May 2021 64,099 -300 72,274 206