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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 934,600 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 985,364 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 3,400 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 796 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 934,600 +3,400 +24,600
CPS 985,364 +796 +18,871

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 in March 2016 is at a new high of 934,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 985,627 for Las Vegas in September 2015. 263 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey. From a December 2015 low of 981,776, Las Vegas has added 3,588 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 934,600 3,400 985,364 796
February 2016 931,200 800 984,568 2,281
January 2016 930,400 6,800 982,287 511
December 2015 923,600 -500 981,776 -2,198
November 2015 924,100 -1,200 983,974 -1,552
October 2015 925,300 2,000 985,526 -101
September 2015 923,300 -100 985,627 1,180
August 2015 923,400 5,200 984,447 3,631
July 2015 918,200 4,300 980,816 3,980
June 2015 913,900 400 976,836 2,680
May 2015 913,500 2,400 974,156 3,435
April 2015 911,100 1,100 970,721 4,228