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Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Collins rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. 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 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in August 2022, 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Colorado 3.4% 0.0 -1.3
Fort Collins 2.8% +0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 15,071 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,817 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 72. Fort Collins employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Collins, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Collins 5,889 +72 -2,576

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Collins, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployment Rate
Fort Collins
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 2.8% 5,889
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 2.7% 5,817
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 2.8% 5,867
June
2022
3.6% 3.4% 2.8% 5,899
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 2.9% 6,165
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.0% 6,402
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

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.