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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 970,800 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,005,531 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 1,300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 970,800 -1,300 +27,300
CPS 1,005,531 +73 +24,944

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

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas, Nevada

CES employment for Las Vegas peaked in April 2017 at 972,100. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in May 2017 for Las Vegas is at a new high of 1,005,531.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 970,800 -1,300 1,005,531 73
April 2017 972,100 4,300 1,005,458 3,418
March 2017 967,800 -400 1,002,040 -384
February 2017 968,200 1,000 1,002,424 1,206
January 2017 967,200 2,800 1,001,218 1,337
December 2016 964,400 3,100 999,881 1,526
November 2016 961,300 200 998,355 833
October 2016 961,100 1,300 997,522 1,455
September 2016 959,800 6,000 996,067 2,221
August 2016 953,800 100 993,846 3,519
July 2016 953,700 6,400 990,327 5,386
June 2016 947,300 3,800 984,941 4,354