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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Area Data Tables

Employees on nonfarm payrolls, Denver metropolitan area, seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA

1,600.2 1,599.4 1,601.8 1,597.8 1,597.9 1,597.3 1,598.0 1,597.5 1,598.9 1,594.7 1,592.2 1,587.8 1,585.9 -1.9 -0.1

Colorado

2,889.9 2,889.1 2,892.2 2,890.5 2,896.6 2,905.2 2,907.0 2,910.4 2,916.3 2,916.2 2,916.2 2,913.7 2,914.0 0.3 0.0

United States

154,291 154,773 155,060 155,206 155,484 155,787 156,027 156,211 156,421 156,667 156,832 157,014 157,347 333 0.2

(p) Preliminary

SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics

Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Denver metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA Colorado U.S.
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Total Nonfarm

1,605.6 1,593.4 1,591.0 -14.6 -0.9 2,930.9 28.5 1.0 158,261 3,050 2.0

Mining, Logging, & Construction(1)

110.5 108.3 107.0 -3.5 -3.2                

Mining & Logging(2)

            22.2 0.5 2.3 641 15 2.4

Construction(2)

            175.6 -3.0 -1.7 8,059 263 3.4

Manufacturing

71.3 71.4 71.5 0.2 0.3 152.5 -2.0 -1.3 12,981 24 0.2

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

300.8 290.0 293.3 -7.5 -2.5 505.2 -9.9 -1.9 29,653 172 0.6

Information

52.9 51.0 50.7 -2.2 -4.2 76.1 -1.6 -2.1 3,030 -82 -2.6

Financial Activities

116.8 109.3 110.0 -6.8 -5.8 173.9 -7.2 -4.0 9,266 92 1.0

Professional & Business Services

312.8 312.7 308.3 -4.5 -1.4 493.6 4.3 0.9 22,960 137 0.6

Education & Health Services

194.8 192.7 193.3 -1.5 -0.8 364.4 11.4 3.2 25,980 1,054 4.2

Leisure & Hospitality

168.8 167.7 166.9 -1.9 -1.1 360.0 11.5 3.3 16,484 558 3.5

Other Services

66.2 69.3 69.7 3.5 5.3 124.2 1.2 1.0 5,846 101 1.8

Government

210.7 221.0 220.3 9.6 4.6 483.2 23.3 5.1 23,361 716 3.2

(1) Data unavailable at the State and U.S. levels.
(2) Data unavailable for the metropolitan area.
(p) Preliminary

SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics

Unemployment, Denver metropolitan area and its component counties, not seasonally adjusted
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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA

43,087 51,236 55,801 46,125 42,371 48,586 58,253 60,560 62,453 56,779 55,797 56,293 57,252   14,165 32.9

Adams

7,918 9,590 10,311 8,483 7,570 8,559 10,187 10,508 10,853 9,867 9,666 9,658 9,984   2,066 26.1

Arapahoe

9,466 11,123 12,037 10,023 9,089 10,443 12,519 13,029 13,454 12,211 11,942 11,905 12,032   2,566 27.1

Broomfield

952 1,124 1,249 1,049 994 1,161 1,413 1,485 1,517 1,369 1,378 1,392 1,378   426 44.7

Clear Creek

149 171 188 148 126 160 177 197 199 167 169 186 177   28 18.8

Denver

11,477 13,721 14,938 12,387 11,536 13,048 15,415 16,153 16,830 15,183 14,952 15,223 15,894   4,417 38.5

Douglas

4,475 5,286 5,961 4,971 4,568 5,458 6,668 6,901 7,013 6,480 6,363 6,332 6,168   1,693 37.8

Elbert

314 379 435 337 305 378 472 489 484 452 433 447 437   123 39.2

Gilpin

87 102 112 82 81 102 117 121 118 101 104 111 107   20 23.0

Jefferson

7,978 9,414 10,218 8,372 7,838 8,972 10,930 11,310 11,621 10,630 10,474 10,706 10,750   2,772 34.7

Park

271 326 352 273 264 305 355 367 364 319 316 333 325   54 19.9

Colorado

81,136 96,742 105,198 86,523 78,574 91,260 109,051 113,636 115,728 104,983 103,232 104,649 105,087   23,951 29.5

United States (in thousands)

5,352 6,378 6,465 6,043 5,146 5,700 6,351 6,372 6,623 6,049 6,098 5,827 5,907   555 10.4

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NOTE: State, metropolitan area, and county data for both the current and prior year are subject to revised inputs, reestimation, and new statewide controls early in the following calendar year.
SOURCE: Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Population Survey

Unemployment rate, Denver metropolitan area and its component counties, not seasonally adjusted
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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA

2.5 3.0 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.3   0.8

Adams

2.8 3.4 3.6 3.0 2.7 3.0 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.6   0.8

Arapahoe

2.5 2.9 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2   0.7

Broomfield

2.2 2.6 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2   1.0

Clear Creek

2.4 2.8 3.0 2.4 2.0 2.6 2.8 3.2 3.2 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.9   0.5

Denver

2.6 3.1 3.4 2.8 2.6 3.0 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6   1.0

Douglas

2.2 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.6 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0   0.8

Elbert

2.0 2.4 2.7 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7   0.7

Gilpin

2.2 2.6 2.8 2.1 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.7   0.5

Jefferson

2.3 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.3 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1   0.8

Park

2.3 2.8 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8   0.5

Colorado

2.5 3.0 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.8 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2   0.7

United States

3.3 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5   0.2

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NOTE: State, metropolitan area, and county data for both the current and prior year are subject to revised inputs, reestimation, and new statewide controls early in the following calendar year.
SOURCE: Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Population Survey

Covered employment and wages(1), Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area and its component counties, 2nd quarter 2023(2)
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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA

135,070 8,144 1,623,490 42,037 2.7 $1,567 4.1 $32,774,850 6.4

Adams

14,537 1,005 247,414 8,188 3.4 1,359 7.2 4,329,199 10.3

Arapahoe

27,472 1,449 345,078 6,309 1.9 1,528 4.2 6,799,774 5.8

Broomfield

3,630 189 43,618 866 2.0 2,037 8.0 1,143,742 10.2

Clear Creek

424 14 3,330 63 1.9 1,213 16.2 52,166 19.7

Denver

44,779 2,562 572,948 17,100 3.1 1,738 1.7 12,880,931 4.4

Douglas

16,496 1,183 148,396 5,703 4.0 1,491 3.8 2,818,230 7.3

Elbert

895 82 4,772 247 5.5 1,083 7.9 65,919 13.8

Gilpin

234 20 4,427 -37 -0.8 1,201 12.3 68,558 12.0

Jefferson

25,891 1,586 250,331 3,448 1.4 1,423 6.6 4,578,695 7.9

Park

712 54 3,176 150 5.0 978 5.8 37,637 9.3

Colorado

256,635 14,346 2,914,340 75,502 2.7 $1,426 4.8 $53,426,487 7.1

United States

11,964,606 520,040 154,308,523 3,632,798 2.4 1,332 3.2 2,656,498,865 5.5

(1) Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
(2) Data are preliminary.
(3) Average weekly wages were calculated using unrounded data.

SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages