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Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 876,600 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in September 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 918,923 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 700 jobs in September 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,620 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 876,600 -700 +23,000
CPS 918,923 +1,620 +25,671

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 931,100. Since then 54,500 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 78,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2014 for Las Vegas is at a new high of 918,923.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2014 876,600 -700 918,923 1,620
August 2014 877,300 -500 917,303 1,469
July 2014 877,800 5,100 915,834 2,816
June 2014 872,700 1,500 913,018 2,088
May 2014 871,200 1,000 910,930 1,886
April 2014 870,200 -1,200 909,044 1,508
March 2014 871,400 2,400 907,536 4,585
February 2014 869,000 3,300 902,951 4,747
January 2014 865,700 7,500 898,204 3,290
December 2013 858,200 100 894,914 567
November 2013 858,100 3,600 894,347 562
October 2013 854,500 900 893,785 533
September 2013 853,600 -700 893,252 520