Department of Numbers

Colorado Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Colorado fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Colorado peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Colorado 6.4% 0.0 +3.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in April 2020 at 373,643. There are now 174,325 fewer people unemployed in the state. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 199,318 -566 +119,175

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to November 2020

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 6.4% 199,318
October 2020 6.9% 6.4% 199,884
September 2020 7.8% 6.4% 199,830
August 2020 8.4% 6.7% 205,774
July 2020 10.2% 7.4% 229,572
June 2020 11.1% 10.6% 336,834
May 2020 13.3% 10.2% 313,656
April 2020 14.8% 12.2% 373,643
March 2020 4.4% 5.2% 164,027
February 2020 3.5% 2.5% 80,264
January 2020 3.5% 2.5% 79,407