Job numbers for the third quarter 2015 were revised up by a total of slightly more than 3 percent, according to information released by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
September added an additional 30,300 more jobs, revising employment estimates up by 1.2 percent, while July’s numbers were increased by 1 percentage point and Augusts were revised upward by .9 percent, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and CDLE.
The revisions are based on employer reports filed with the Department of Labor and Employment, which include a count of workers at each business in Colorado.
Professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, government and financial activities are the industries seeing the biggest upward revision to payroll jobs. Mining and logging, construction and leisure and hospitality are the industries that might see a decrease in employment with the new numbers.
Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins are the areas with upward revision to employment numbers, while Greeley’s numbers are expected to go down.
Revisions to the fourth quarter 2015 employment numbers is expected in June.