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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.5%. 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 11.4% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in May 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Colorado 6.1% -0.1 -1.3
Fort Collins 5.5% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 10,878 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 11,220 -260 -1,167

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 5.5% 11,220
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 5.6% 11,480
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 5.5% 11,621
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 6.6% 5.6% 11,706
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.3% 13,096
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.6% 11,625
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 5.7% 11,748
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 5.8% 11,864

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.