Department of Numbers

Colorado Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Colorado fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2022 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Colorado peaked in May 2020 at 11.8% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Colorado unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Colorado 3.7% -0.3 -2.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Colorado, National

Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado peaked in May 2020 at 366,505. There are now 248,289 fewer people unemployed in the state. Colorado job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado 118,216 -8,956 -73,097

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Colorado from 1990 to March 2022

Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 3.7% 118,216
February 2022 3.8% 4.0% 127,172
January 2022 4.0% 4.2% 132,294
December 2021 3.9% 4.2% 133,017
November 2021 4.2% 4.3% 137,560
October 2021 4.6% 4.5% 143,451
September 2021 4.7% 4.7% 149,935
August 2021 5.2% 5.3% 169,333
July 2021 5.4% 5.6% 177,371
June 2021 5.9% 5.9% 186,122
May 2021 5.8% 5.8% 182,576