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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 63,400 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,199 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 683 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,400 0 +1,100
CPS 72,199 +683 +3,931

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,300 in September 2010, Grand Junction has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 7,464 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a December 2010 low of 67,119, Grand Junction has added 5,080 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 63,400 0 72,199 683
January 2018 63,400 -200 71,516 1,548
December 2017 63,600 300 69,968 285
November 2017 63,300 -100 69,683 60
October 2017 63,400 300 69,623 -252
September 2017 63,100 0 69,875 -25
August 2017 63,100 100 69,900 317
July 2017 63,000 100 69,583 283
June 2017 62,900 300 69,300 214
May 2017 62,600 300 69,086 -83
April 2017 62,300 -100 69,169 270
March 2017 62,400 100 68,899 631