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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,495,900 jobs in Denver, Colorado in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,594,385 employed persons for the month. Denver added 2,500 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,495,900 +2,500 +38,900
CPS 1,594,385 +4,157 +54,774

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Denver, Colorado Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Denver 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 Denver, Colorado

CES employment for Denver in May 2018 is at a new high of 1,495,900.

CPS employment in May 2018 for Denver is at a new high of 1,594,385.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 1,495,900 2,500 1,594,385 4,157
April 2018 1,493,400 2,800 1,590,228 -1,144
March 2018 1,490,600 3,400 1,591,372 11,111
February 2018 1,487,200 4,200 1,580,261 12,047
January 2018 1,483,000 3,100 1,568,214 1,012
December 2017 1,479,900 4,300 1,567,202 3,606
November 2017 1,475,600 4,800 1,563,596 3,071
October 2017 1,470,800 5,000 1,560,525 1,685
September 2017 1,465,800 1,400 1,558,840 2,593
August 2017 1,464,400 600 1,556,247 4,201
July 2017 1,463,800 2,200 1,552,046 5,802
June 2017 1,461,600 4,600 1,546,244 6,633