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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in November 2010 at 9.6% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Colorado 3.2% +0.1 +0.2
Colorado Springs 3.9% -0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 30,639. There are now 16,475 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,853 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,311. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 14,164 -152 +2,092

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.9% 14,164
September
2018
3.7% 3.1% 4.0% 14,316
August
2018
3.9% 2.9% 4.1% 14,595
July
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.6% 12,788
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 3.2% 11,428
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 3.1% 10,741
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.2% 11,029
March
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.2% 11,215
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 12,167
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 11,918
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 12,160

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.