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Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pueblo fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Pueblo peaked in September 2010 at 11.3% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.1 percentage points. You can also compare Pueblo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Colorado 3.6% -0.1 -2.5
Pueblo 5.7% -0.2 -3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 November 2010 at 8,409. There are now 3,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,646 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,829. Pueblo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pueblo, Colorado) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Pueblo 4,475 -148 -2,243

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pueblo, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployment Rate
Pueblo
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.6% 5.7% 4,475
March
2022
3.6% 3.7% 5.9% 4,623
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 6.1% 4,716
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 6.2% 4,811
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 6.5% 5,006
November
2021
4.2% 4.3% 6.4% 4,986
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 7.4% 5,809
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 7.7% 5,976
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 8.0% 6,200
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 8.3% 6,424
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 8.5% 6,583

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.