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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 941,700 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 992,478 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 2,600 jobs in October 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 192 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 941,700 -2,600 +16,400
CPS 992,478 +192 +6,952

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2016 for Las Vegas is at a new high of 992,478.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2016 941,700 -2,600 992,478 192
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
December 2015 923,600 -500 981,776 -2,198
November 2015 924,100 -1,200 983,974 -1,552