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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in September 2010 at 10.8% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Colorado 2.8% -0.1 -0.6
Pueblo 4.2% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pueblo, Colorado, National

Pueblo, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pueblo peaked in May 2012 at 8,068. There are now 4,845 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,868 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 355. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 3,223 -66 -671

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 4.2% 3,223
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 4.3% 3,289
June
2019
3.7% 3.0% 4.5% 3,397
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 4.7% 3,572
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 5.0% 3,781
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.2% 3,982
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 5.5% 4,187
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 5.6% 4,269
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 5.5% 4,165
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 5.5% 4,180
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 5.5% 4,159

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.