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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 947,900 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 997,320 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 4,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 947,900 +4,400 +24,300
CPS 997,320 +2,712 +15,544

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 August 2016 at 948,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 942,200 in October 2016, Las Vegas has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Las Vegas is at a new high of 997,320.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 947,900 4,400 997,320 2,712
November 2016 943,500 1,300 994,608 2,326
October 2016 942,200 -2,100 992,282 -4
September 2016 944,300 -3,700 992,286 1,546
August 2016 948,000 3,500 990,740 566
July 2016 944,500 5,300 990,174 4,060
June 2016 939,200 2,200 986,114 831
May 2016 937,000 2,000 985,283 -220
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