Department of Numbers

NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 881,100 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 920,567 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 700 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 384 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 881,100 +700 +22,900
CPS 920,567 -384 +25,653

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 50,000 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 82,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 920,951 for Las Vegas in November 2014. 384 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 881,100 700 920,567 -384
November 2014 880,400 7,500 920,951 342
October 2014 872,900 -5,900 920,609 1,631
September 2014 878,800 1,500 918,978 1,675
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