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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in November 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Colorado 3.2% +0.1 +0.2
Fort Collins 2.9% 0.0 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 7,482 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 1,566. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 5,820 -119 +645

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 5,820
September
2018
3.7% 3.1% 2.9% 5,939
August
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.0% 6,031
July
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.5% 5,120
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.4% 4,776
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.2% 4,451
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.3% 4,568
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

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.