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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.6% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Colorado 6.6% 0.0 +3.8
Pueblo 8.8% 0.0 +5.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 December 2020 at 9,281. There are now 2,336 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,944 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 6,945 +1 +4,061

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.6% 8.8% 6,945
January
2021
6.3% 6.6% 8.8% 6,944
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 11.6% 9,281
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.9% 6,970
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 8.3% 6,403
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 8.1% 6,207
August
2020
8.4% 7.1% 7.6% 5,823
July
2020
10.2% 7.4% 7.8% 5,913
June
2020
11.1% 11.3% 10.7% 8,209
May
2020
13.3% 11.6% 9.5% 6,997
April
2020
14.8% 12.1% 11.8% 8,641

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.