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Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 909,900 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 974,034 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 5,500 jobs in June 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,095 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 909,900 +5,500 +29,300
CPS 974,034 +5,095 +35,636

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 22,600 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 111,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in June 2015 for Las Vegas is at a new high of 974,034.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2015 909,900 5,500 974,034 5,095
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
December 2014 895,900 1,700 952,873 1,129
November 2014 894,200 6,000 951,744 1,087
October 2014 888,200 -5,700 950,657 1,514
September 2014 893,900 3,400 949,143 2,977
August 2014 890,500 8,300 946,166 4,271
July 2014 882,200 1,600 941,895 3,497