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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in April 2020 at 11.4% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins 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
Fort Collins 4.3% -0.2 -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: 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 22,098. There are now 13,236 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 8,862 -341 -2,763

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 4.3% 8,862
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 4.5% 9,203
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 4.7% 9,632
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 5.3% 10,852
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 5.5% 11,248
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 5.6% 11,480
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 5.5% 11,621
April
2021
6.0% 6.4% 5.6% 11,816
March
2021
6.0% 6.4% 5.6% 11,829
February
2021
6.2% 6.4% 5.6% 11,760
January
2021
6.4% 6.6% 5.6% 11,706

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.