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Pueblo, Colorado Job Growth

There were 61,900 jobs in Pueblo, Colorado in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,050 employed persons for the month. Pueblo lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pueblo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,900 -100 -3,199
CPS 72,050 +73 -1,780

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Pueblo, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pueblo 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 Pueblo, Colorado

CES employment for Pueblo peaked in March 2020 at 65,300. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Pueblo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,100 in April 2020, Pueblo has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,053 for Pueblo in December 2019. 2,003 jobs have been lost in Pueblo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 64,523, Pueblo has added 7,527 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Pueblo, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 61,900 -100 72,050 73
January 2021 62,000 200 71,977 1,233
December 2020 61,800 -400 70,744 -875
November 2020 62,200 0 71,619 1,132
October 2020 62,200 100 70,487 85
September 2020 62,100 0 70,402 67
August 2020 62,100 700 70,335 692
July 2020 61,400 800 69,643 822
June 2020 60,600 1,000 68,821 2,160
May 2020 59,600 1,500 66,661 2,138
April 2020 58,100 -7,200 64,523 -6,686
March 2020 65,300 200 71,209 -2,621