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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 8.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in April 2020 at 11.5% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.6% in July 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Colorado 6.1% -0.1 -1.3
Pueblo 8.5% 0.0 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 June 2020 at 8,670. There are now 2,020 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,795 in July 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 855. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 6,650 -63 +855

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 8.5% 6,650
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 8.5% 6,713
May
2021
5.8% 6.2% 8.6% 6,802
April
2021
6.1% 6.4% 8.7% 6,910
March
2021
6.0% 6.4% 8.8% 6,936
February
2021
6.2% 6.4% 8.8% 6,995
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 8.8% 6,991
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.7% 6,904
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.7% 6,867
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 8.6% 6,760
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 8.3% 6,502

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.