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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 64,900 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,978 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 399 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 276 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,900 -399 +200
CPS 72,978 +276 -1,224

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 1,799 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,000 in April 2020, Grand Junction has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,596 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 6,618 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,739, Grand Junction has added 8,239 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 64,900 -399 72,978 276
October 2020 65,300 399 72,702 374
September 2020 64,900 300 72,328 878
August 2020 64,599 1,199 71,450 274
July 2020 63,400 0 71,176 -194
June 2020 63,400 2,300 71,370 3,328
May 2020 61,100 3,100 68,042 3,303
April 2020 58,000 -7,000 64,739 -6,312
March 2020 65,000 99 71,051 -3,117
February 2020 64,900 -199 74,168 33
January 2020 65,099 299 74,135 -87
December 2019 64,800 100 74,222 20