These Are The 10 Cities In Colorado With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Colorado with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Colorado for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Centennial State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Erie(Jobs)
  2. John
  3. Castle Pines(Jobs)
  4. Greenwood Village(Jobs)
  5. Superior(Jobs)
  6. Golden(Jobs)
  7. Louisville(Jobs)
  8. Lone Tree(Jobs)
  9. Steamboat Springs(Jobs)
  10. Parker(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Erie takes the cake as the place in Colorado with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Colorado that have the most robust job force.

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How We Determined The Cities In Colorado With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Colorado’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 45 places in Colorado.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 45 with one being the “most employed city in Colorado”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

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1. Erie

Erie, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,305
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Erie comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 3.1 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. John

John, Colorado

Source: Flickr

Population: 11,639
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but John doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Castle Pines


Population: 10,626
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Castle Pines, earning the bronze medal with a score of 3.5 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,546
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Greenwood Village. With a population of 14546 residents, Greenwood Village is a solid place to move in Colorado if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Superior

Superior, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,716
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Superior. Numbering around 12716 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 3.6%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Golden

Golden, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,759
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
The city of Golden is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Louisville

Louisville, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,171
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Louisville. With a unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,328
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Coming in at #8, Lone Tree has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Colorado’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,044
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Steamboat Springs, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Parker

Parker, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,515
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Parker, Colorado. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 45.

Parker’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Colorado

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit www.zippia.com to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Colorado with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Pueblo
  2. Sterling
  3. Montrose

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Colorado

City Rank Unemployment
Erie 1 3.1%
John 2 3.4%
Castle Pines 3 3.5%
Greenwood Village 4 3.5%
Superior 5 3.6%
Golden 6 4.3%
Louisville 7 4.3%
Lone Tree 8 4.4%
Steamboat Springs 9 4.5%
Parker 10 4.6%
Windsor 11 4.7%
Castle Rock 12 4.7%
Centennial 13 5.3%
Durango 14 5.4%
Broomfield 15 5.5%
Evans 16 5.7%
Arvada 17 6.0%
Brighton 18 6.2%
Littleton 19 6.2%
Denver 20 6.3%
Lakewood 21 6.4%
Boulder 22 6.5%
Firestone 23 6.6%
Lafayette 24 6.6%
Thornton 25 6.6%
Loveland 26 6.8%
Commerce City 27 6.8%
Fort Morgan 28 7.0%
Fort Collins 29 7.1%
Longmont 30 7.2%
Westminster 31 7.5%
Wheat Ridge 32 7.9%
Englewood 33 8.0%
Fountain 34 8.0%
Federal Heights 35 8.1%
Northglenn 36 8.2%
Fruita 37 8.7%
Aurora 38 8.7%
Colorado Springs 39 8.7%
Greeley 40 9.0%
CaƱon City 41 9.4%
Grand Junction 42 9.4%
Montrose 43 11.6%
Sterling 44 11.8%
Pueblo 45 12.2%