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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,457,600 jobs in Denver, Colorado in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,516,347 employed persons for the month. Denver added 3,500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,579 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,457,600 +3,500 +47,900
CPS 1,516,347 +1,579 +60,585

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Denver, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Denver as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Denver, Colorado

CES employment for Denver in December 2016 is at a new high of 1,457,600.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Denver is at a new high of 1,516,347.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,457,600 3,500 1,516,347 1,579
November 2016 1,454,100 -2,000 1,514,768 4,065
October 2016 1,456,100 7,900 1,510,703 5,462
September 2016 1,448,200 -1,800 1,505,241 10,767
August 2016 1,450,000 2,800 1,494,474 3,339
July 2016 1,447,200 10,200 1,491,135 2,755
June 2016 1,437,000 1,900 1,488,380 -2,682
May 2016 1,435,100 1,500 1,491,062 1,072
April 2016 1,433,600 7,100 1,489,990 415
March 2016 1,426,500 5,800 1,489,575 8,173
February 2016 1,420,700 5,400 1,481,402 16,869
January 2016 1,415,300 5,600 1,464,533 8,771