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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,455,200 jobs in Denver, Colorado in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,535,472 employed persons for the month. Denver added 2,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 15,005 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,455,200 +2,400 +30,100
CPS 1,535,472 +15,005 +49,583

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 1,455,200.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Denver is at a new high of 1,535,472.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,455,200 2,400 1,535,472 15,005
February 2017 1,452,800 1,300 1,520,467 9,935
January 2017 1,451,500 4,800 1,510,532 4,230
December 2016 1,446,700 3,300 1,506,302 1,369
November 2016 1,443,400 -1,600 1,504,933 1,181
October 2016 1,445,000 4,900 1,503,752 2,400
September 2016 1,440,100 300 1,501,352 3,810
August 2016 1,439,800 -400 1,497,542 4,024
July 2016 1,440,200 10,000 1,493,518 4,120
June 2016 1,430,200 4,400 1,489,398 3,231
May 2016 1,425,800 -1,500 1,486,167 601
April 2016 1,427,300 2,200 1,485,566 -323