Colorado Employment Analysis

( Data Date : January 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:

Colorado Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, colorado unemployment rate in January 2018 was lower by 0.8% than the U.S. rate of 4.1%.

  • 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.