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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.3%. 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 7.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Colorado 5.1% -0.3 -1.8
Colorado Springs 5.3% -0.3 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 42,758. There are now 23,083 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 19,675 -960 -4,220

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 5.3% 19,675
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.6% 20,635
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 5.9% 21,646
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 6.1% 22,549
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.3% 23,147
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 6.4% 23,388
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 6.4% 23,607
April
2021
6.0% 6.4% 6.5% 23,957
March
2021
6.0% 6.4% 6.6% 23,972
February
2021
6.2% 6.4% 6.6% 23,997
January
2021
6.4% 6.6% 6.6% 23,895

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.