Explore Key Features of the Current Labor Force
Colorado boasts low unemployment and high labor force participation compared to the nation, but employment recovery has not been equal across groups.
Colorado Unemployment and Labor Force Participation
The unemployment rate measures the share of workers in the labor force who do not have a job but who are available for work and actively seeking employment. The labor force participation rate (LFPR) is the percent of the civilian noninstitutional population over the age of 16 that is either employed or seeking work but unable to attain employment (i.e. unemployed). Click through the tabs below to view Colorado’s LFPR and unemployment rate by county and compared to the nation.
Colorado Unemployment Rate by Demographic Factors
Colorado’s unemployment rate by age, sex, education, and race/ethnicity.
Colorado Labor Force Participation Rate by Demographic Factors
Colorado’s labor force participation rate by age, sex, education, and race/ethnicity.
- Visit the CDLE Labor Market Information Tableau Dashboard for more interactive visualizations about Colorado’s labor force, including year-to-year trends.
- Visit the CDLE Labor Market Information Gateway for more data on Colorado’s labor market.
- CDHE’s 2022 Return on Investment Report further explores how education attainment impacts employment rates and wages.