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.
Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)
The unemployment rate in the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area was 1.9% in September 2017,
0% lower than last month,
and lower by 0.5% from a year ago.
Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in
September 2017 was lower by 2.2%
than the U.S. rate of 4.1%, and lower by 0.4% than the
Colorado state unemployment rate of 2.3%.
Total employment in the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 2.1% (498 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 2.4% ( 2635679 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 201,110 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.
Difference Since Last Quarter
%98.10 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.