The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Denver fell 0.7 percentage points in March 2017 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Colorado rate. The unemployment rate in Denver peaked in October 2010 at 8.9% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower.

Unemployment Rate March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Colorado 2.6% -0.3 -0.7
Denver 2.1% -0.7 -1.2

Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2017 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Denver, Colorado, National

Denver, Colorado monthly unemployment rate chart

Denver, Colorado Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Denver peaked in November 2010 at 127,232. There are now 93,591 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Denver 33,641 -10,173 -16,753

Number of Unemployed Persons

Denver, Colorado Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Colorado
Unemployment Rate
Denver
Unemployment Rate
Denver
Unemployed
April
2017
4.4%
March
2017
4.5% 2.6% 2.1% 33,641
February
2017
4.7% 2.9% 2.8% 43,814
January
2017
4.8% 2.9% 2.8% 42,963
December
2016
4.7% 3.0% 2.7% 41,841
November
2016
4.6% 3.0% 2.8% 43,772
October
2016
4.8% 3.1% 3.0% 46,277
September
2016
4.9% 3.2% 3.1% 48,059
August
2016
4.9% 3.3% 3.2% 48,823
July
2016
4.9% 3.4% 3.2% 49,550
June
2016
4.9% 3.4% 3.2% 50,008
May
2016
4.7% 3.4% 3.3% 50,227
Posted by: peregrine on May 19, 2017
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