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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 2.0 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Colorado 6.6% -0.3 +3.9
Colorado Springs 6.7% -2.0 +3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 18,822 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 22,372 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,134. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 24,506 -7,373 +13,770

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.6%
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 6.7% 24,506
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.7% 31,879
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.2% 22,426
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.3% 22,445
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 6.3% 22,372
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 6.3% 22,409
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.8% 24,064
June
2020
11.1% 11.3% 10.3% 37,067
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 9.9% 34,151
April
2020
14.8% 12.1% 12.6% 43,328

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.