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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in October 2010 at 7.7% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins 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
Fort Collins 2.4% -0.1 -0.6
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: 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 November 2010 at 13,177. There are now 8,216 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,279 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 682. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 4,961 -112 -1,087

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.4% 4,961
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.5% 5,073
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 5,287
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 5,515
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 2.8% 5,868
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.0% 6,158
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.1% 6,460
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 3.2% 6,610
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.1% 6,426
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 3.2% 6,455
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.1% 6,440

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.