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Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : May 2018 )

Colorado Employment Data

Colorado may be well known these days as the first state to legalize marijuana, as well as for being home to the many of the nation’s best known ski resorts. But its economy is also heavily dependent on the financial and aerospace industries.




The latest employment scorecard for the State of Colorado for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Colorado’s employment scorecard is very strong, with an impressive 3.29% increase in the size of the labor force, along with a higher labor force participation rate and lower unemployment rate, which indicates job seekers are moving to Colorado and finding employment fairly quickly. You can view what jobs are available in Colorado, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

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Colorado Employment Data:

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area was 2.2% in April 2018, 0.3% lower than last month, and lower by 0% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2018 was lower by 1.8% than the U.S. rate of 4.0%, and lower by 0.2% than the Colorado state unemployment rate of 2.4%.

  • Total employment in the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 2.9% (6954 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 2.2% ( 2720635 less ) over the past year.

  • The Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 199,954 persons.

  • The Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    2.2%
    + 2.2%
    + 2.9%
    + 2.5%
    + 6954


    %97.80 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.