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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 2.3%. 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 November 2010 at 7.8% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Colorado 2.9% -0.1 +0.3
Fort Collins 2.3% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 November 2010 at 13,302. There are now 8,731 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,254 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 317. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 4,571 -87 +211

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 2.8%
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.3% 4,571
March
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.3% 4,658
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.5% 4,989
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.5% 5,058
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 5,271
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.6% 5,236
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.6% 5,175
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 2.6% 5,072
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.5% 4,905
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.4% 4,697
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.3% 4,554

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.