Department of Numbers

Colorado Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Colorado fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Colorado peaked in September 2010 at 8.9% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 +0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in October 2010 at 243,221. There are now 150,994 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 77,052 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15,175. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 92,227 -141 +13,803

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to February 2018

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
March 2018 4.1%
February 2018 4.1% 3.0% 92,227
January 2018 4.1% 3.0% 92,368
December 2017 4.1% 3.0% 91,834
November 2017 4.1% 3.0% 92,220
October 2017 4.1% 3.0% 92,291
September 2017 4.2% 3.0% 90,771
August 2017 4.4% 2.9% 88,202
July 2017 4.3% 2.8% 84,774
June 2017 4.3% 2.7% 81,277
May 2017 4.3% 2.6% 78,654
April 2017 4.4% 2.6% 77,162