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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Colorado 6.4% 0.0 +3.9
Colorado Springs 6.3% 0.0 +3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 April 2020 at 43,328. There are now 20,967 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 22,361 -84 +11,566

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 8.4%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.3% 22,361
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 6.3% 22,445
September
2020
7.8% 6.4% 6.3% 22,372
August
2020
8.4% 6.7% 6.3% 22,409
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.8% 24,064
June
2020
11.1% 10.6% 10.3% 37,067
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 9.9% 34,151
April
2020
14.8% 12.2% 12.6% 43,328
March
2020
4.4% 5.2% 5.8% 20,480
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.9% 10,499
January
2020
3.5% 2.5% 3.0% 10,736

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.