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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 0.8 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in October 2010 at 10.8% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Colorado 3.7% 0.0 +0.8
Pueblo 5.0% -0.8 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 March 2012 at 8,084. There are now 4,273 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,904 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 907. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 3,811 -611 +413

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 5.0% 3,811
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 5.8% 4,422
December
2018
3.9% 3.6% 5.8% 4,452
November
2018
3.7% 3.6% 5.2% 3,978
October
2018
3.8% 3.6% 5.0% 3,798
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 5.0% 3,767
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 5.0% 3,804
July
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.5% 3,433
June
2018
4.0% 3.2% 4.1% 3,093
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.9% 2,930
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 4.1% 3,073

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.