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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 934,800 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 984,298 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 200 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 934,800 -200 +21,300
CPS 984,298 -1,205 +10,142

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 2016 at 935,000. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 985,714 for Las Vegas in March 2016. 1,416 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 934,800 -200 984,298 -1,205
April 2016 935,000 200 985,503 -211
March 2016 934,800 3,600 985,714 1,146
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