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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Colorado 6.6% 0.0 +3.8
Fort Collins 5.9% -0.1 +3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fort Collins, Colorado, National

Fort Collins, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fort Collins peaked in April 2020 at 22,407. There are now 10,000 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,973 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,434. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 12,407 -67 +7,854

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.6% 5.9% 12,407
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 6.0% 12,474
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 7.6% 15,600
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.5% 10,973
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 5.5% 11,000
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 5.6% 11,075
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 5.6% 11,067
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 6.3% 12,391
June
2020
11.1% 11.3% 9.1% 18,920
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 8.8% 17,673
April
2020
14.8% 12.1% 11.2% 22,407

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.