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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in September 2010 at 9.6% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 +0.3
Colorado Springs 3.4% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 30,708. There are now 18,773 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,483 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,452. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 11,935 -84 +694

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.4% 11,935
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 12,019
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.6% 12,474
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 12,003
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.3% 11,343
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 2.9% 9,957
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.7% 9,226
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.9% 9,689
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.8% 9,441
May
2017
4.3% 2.6% 2.9% 9,765
April
2017
4.4% 2.6% 2.5% 8,483

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.