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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,466,100 jobs in Denver, Colorado in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,562,001 employed persons for the month. Denver added 4,900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,825 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,466,100 +4,900 +22,700
CPS 1,562,001 +6,825 +57,068

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 peaked in July 2017 at 1,467,000. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Denver according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,457,600 in September 2017, Denver has gained 8,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,565,282 for Denver in August 2017. 3,281 jobs have been lost in Denver since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 1,555,176, Denver has added 6,825 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,466,100 4,900 1,562,001 6,825
October 2017 1,461,200 3,600 1,555,176 -9,782
September 2017 1,457,600 -5,800 1,564,958 -324
August 2017 1,463,400 -3,600 1,565,282 2,297
July 2017 1,467,000 8,100 1,562,985 13,978
June 2017 1,458,900 3,900 1,549,007 6,926
May 2017 1,455,000 600 1,542,081 1,282
April 2017 1,454,400 -600 1,540,799 5,413
March 2017 1,455,000 2,200 1,535,386 14,919
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