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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in April 2020 at 10.8% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins 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
Fort Collins 3.0% -0.2 -2.3
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: 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 20,960. There are now 14,570 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 6,390 -372 -4,418

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.0% 6,390
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 3.2% 6,762
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 3.4% 7,103
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 3.6% 7,433
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 7,949
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 3.8% 7,917
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 3.9% 8,016
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.1% 8,465
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 4.4% 9,049
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 4.7% 9,649
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 4.9% 10,148

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.