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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,400 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,935 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 1,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 140 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,400 -1,100 -3,600
CPS 70,935 +140 -3,233

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 5,300 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 5,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,596 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 8,661 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 6,196 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 61,400 -1,100 70,935 140
January 2021 62,500 1,000 70,795 -2,566
December 2020 61,500 -300 73,361 234
November 2020 61,800 -200 73,127 425
October 2020 62,000 -100 72,702 374
September 2020 62,100 300 72,328 878
August 2020 61,800 600 71,450 274
July 2020 61,200 1,200 71,176 -194
June 2020 60,000 1,700 71,370 3,328
May 2020 58,300 2,100 68,042 3,303
April 2020 56,200 -8,700 64,739 -6,312
March 2020 64,900 -99 71,051 -3,117