Department of Numbers

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 867,400 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 903,428 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 1,700 jobs in February 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,568 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 867,400 +1,700 +28,800
CPS 903,428 +3,568 +11,591

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 63,700 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 69,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 906,593 for Las Vegas in May 2008. 3,165 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 854,291, Las Vegas has added 49,137 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2014 867,400 1,700 903,428 3,568
January 2014 863,800 5,600 899,732 2,468
December 2013 858,200 100 897,264 489
November 2013 858,100 3,600 896,775 1,482
October 2013 854,500 900 895,293 -2,341
September 2013 853,600 -700 897,634 -704
August 2013 854,300 4,300 898,338 -1,234
July 2013 850,000 3,200 899,572 1,470
June 2013 846,800 1,800 898,102 1,234
May 2013 845,000 600 896,868 2,325
April 2013 844,400 2,600 894,543 1,972
March 2013 841,800 3,200 892,571 734
February 2013 838,600 600 891,837 1,882