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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins fell 2.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Collins peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 2.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Collins unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Colorado 10.2% -2.0 +7.4
Fort Collins 8.8% -2.4 +6.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 22,407. There are now 4,809 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 17,598 -4,809 +12,682

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.5%
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 8.8% 17,598
April
2020
14.7% 12.2% 11.2% 22,407
March
2020
4.4% 5.2% 4.4% 9,085
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.2% 4,553
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 2.1% 4,501
December
2019
3.5% 2.5% 2.1% 4,410
November
2019
3.5% 2.5% 2.1% 4,471
October
2019
3.6% 2.5% 2.2% 4,538
September
2019
3.5% 2.6% 2.2% 4,611
August
2019
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 4,684

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.