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Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Colorado Springs fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.8%. 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 11.8% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Colorado Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Colorado 3.6% -0.1 -2.5
Colorado Springs 3.8% -0.2 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 May 2020 at 40,863. There are now 27,012 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Colorado Springs 13,851 -715 -8,816

Number of Unemployed Persons

Colorado Springs, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployment Rate
Colorado Springs
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 13,851
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 14,566
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 15,356
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 16,131
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 17,333
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 4.7% 17,273
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.8% 17,545
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.1% 18,603
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 5.5% 19,907
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.8% 21,139
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 6.0% 22,002

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.