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Grand Junction, Colorado Job Growth

There were 65,500 jobs in Grand Junction, Colorado in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 74,689 employed persons for the month. Grand Junction added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 770 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Junction job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,500 +300 +2,000
CPS 74,689 +770 +2,474

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 1,200 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 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 79,663 for Grand Junction in November 2008. 4,974 jobs have been lost in Grand Junction since then according to the household survey. From a February 2013 low of 66,969, Grand Junction has added 7,720 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Grand Junction, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 65,500 300 74,689 770
January 2019 65,200 299 73,919 888
December 2018 64,900 0 73,031 -40
November 2018 64,900 500 73,071 183
October 2018 64,400 0 72,888 240
September 2018 64,400 100 72,648 249
August 2018 64,300 100 72,399 -617
July 2018 64,200 0 73,016 -127
June 2018 64,200 200 73,143 35
May 2018 64,000 -200 73,108 227
April 2018 64,200 300 72,881 372
March 2018 63,900 400 72,509 294