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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Colorado 3.5% -0.1 -0.8
Colorado Springs 3.8% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Colorado Springs, Colorado, National

Colorado Springs, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Colorado Springs peaked in May 2020 at 40,863. There are now 26,800 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,994 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,069. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 14,063 +187 -3,210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 14,063
October
2022
3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 13,876
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.6% 13,392
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.5% 13,149
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.5% 13,056
June
2022
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 12,994
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 13,444
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 13,861
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 14,566
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 15,356
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 16,131

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.