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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 2.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 2.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pueblo 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
Pueblo 9.5% -2.3 +5.3
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: 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 April 2020 at 8,641. There are now 1,670 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 6,971 -1,670 +3,801

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.5%
May
2020
13.3% 10.2% 9.5% 6,971
April
2020
14.7% 12.2% 11.8% 8,641
March
2020
4.4% 5.2% 7.2% 5,564
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 3.8% 2,884
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 3.7% 2,873
December
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.7% 2,830
November
2019
3.5% 2.5% 3.7% 2,873
October
2019
3.6% 2.5% 3.8% 2,926
September
2019
3.5% 2.6% 3.9% 2,980
August
2019
3.7% 2.6% 4.0% 3,032

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.