The last graph shows each month compared to the same month in previous years. In this case, we see that October 2013's payroll jobs were at an all-time high, and were above even the peak years of 2007 and 2008. October employment has been up each October form the previous October since 2008.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Establishment Survey: Colorado Employment Holds Steady in October
Historically, payroll employment tends to be flat during the third quarter, and we've seen that this year with total employment changing little from July to October. According to the Establishment Survey, released today by the BLS and the Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment, total nonfarm employment was at 2.37 million during October, which was similar to what we've seen since June. The first graph shows month-to-month totals.