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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in November 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 April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Colorado 6.4% 0.0 -5.7
Colorado Springs 6.6% 0.0 -6.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 42,758. There are now 18,746 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 23,895 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 117. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 24,012 +40 -18,746

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.4% 6.6% 24,012
March
2021
6.0% 6.4% 6.6% 23,972
February
2021
6.2% 6.4% 6.6% 23,997
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 6.6% 23,895
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 7.2% 26,348
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.6% 23,895
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.7% 24,110
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 6.7% 24,145
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.8% 24,212
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.0% 24,484
June
2020
11.1% 11.3% 11.0% 39,582

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.