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 2019 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Colorado 3.7% 0.0 +0.8

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in October 2010 at 243,221. There are now 127,975 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 76,631 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 38,615. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 115,246 -1,531 +27,458

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to February 2019

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8% 3.7% 115,246
January 2019 4.0% 3.7% 116,777
December 2018 3.9% 3.6% 113,534
November 2018 3.7% 3.6% 113,947
October 2018 3.8% 3.6% 113,544
September 2018 3.7% 3.5% 110,751
August 2018 3.8% 3.4% 106,891
July 2018 3.9% 3.3% 102,511
June 2018 4.0% 3.2% 98,356
May 2018 3.8% 3.1% 94,845
April 2018 3.9% 3.0% 91,742
March 2018 4.0% 2.9% 89,349