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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 2.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Colorado 10.2% -2.0 +7.4
Colorado Springs 9.9% -2.7 +6.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 9,347 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 33,981 -9,347 +22,219

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.5%
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 9.9% 33,981
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.5% 3.0% 10,736
December
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.0% 10,601
November
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.0% 10,795
October
2019
3.6% 2.5% 3.1% 11,011
September
2019
3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 11,227
August
2019
3.7% 2.6% 3.2% 11,412

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.