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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs peaked in August 2010 at 9.5% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Colorado 2.8% -0.1 -0.6
Colorado Springs 3.3% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 30,357. There are now 18,502 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,913 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,942. Colorado Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 11,855 -164 -2,778

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.3% 11,855
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.4% 12,019
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.5% 12,384
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.7% 12,975
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.9% 13,775
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 14,569
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.3% 15,430
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 4.5% 15,821
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.4% 15,504
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.4% 15,567
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 4.4% 15,524

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.