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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 66,700 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,655 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction added 500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,700 +500 +1,299
CPS 75,655 -25 +2,182

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 700 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,200 in August 2022, Grand Junction has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,947 for Grand Junction in October 2008. 4,292 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 12,145 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 66,700 500 75,655 -25
August 2022 66,200 -100 75,680 -98
July 2022 66,300 -500 75,778 -116
June 2022 66,800 200 75,894 15
May 2022 66,600 -500 75,879 123
April 2022 67,100 -300 75,756 252
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