Department of Numbers

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 914,000 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 978,527 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 3,000 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,027 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 914,000 -3,000 +18,100
CPS 978,527 -6,027 +25,654

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 December 2007 at 932,500. Since then 18,500 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 798,200 in September 2010, Las Vegas has gained 115,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 985,264 for Las Vegas in October 2015. 6,737 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 914,000 -3,000 978,527 -6,027
November 2015 917,000 -1,800 984,554 -710
October 2015 918,800 5,000 985,264 4,167
September 2015 913,800 -3,900 981,097 1,858
August 2015 917,700 8,000 979,239 -110
July 2015 909,700 100 979,349 2,983
June 2015 909,600 5,200 976,366 7,427
May 2015 904,400 800 968,939 7,021
April 2015 903,600 6,300 961,918 6,816
March 2015 897,300 -1,800 955,102 2,897
February 2015 899,100 3,400 952,205 1,417
January 2015 895,700 -200 950,788 -2,085