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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,514,400 jobs in Denver, Colorado in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,604,381 employed persons for the month. Denver added 10,100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 718 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,514,400 +10,100 +88,700
CPS 1,604,381 -718 +85,718

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 peaked in February 2020 at 1,557,500. Since then 43,100 jobs have been lost in Denver according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,358,400 in April 2020, Denver has gained 156,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,647,283 for Denver in February 2020. 42,902 jobs have been lost in Denver since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,398,759, Denver has added 205,622 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,514,400 10,100 1,604,381 -718
June 2021 1,504,300 8,900 1,605,099 -713
May 2021 1,495,400 5,100 1,605,812 435
April 2021 1,490,300 7,500 1,605,377 19,237
March 2021 1,482,800 8,900 1,586,140 1,901
February 2021 1,473,900 4,500 1,584,239 4,389
January 2021 1,469,400 20,300 1,579,850 5,899
December 2020 1,449,100 -12,900 1,573,951 4,194
November 2020 1,462,000 2,000 1,569,757 6,412
October 2020 1,460,000 11,200 1,563,345 10,328
September 2020 1,448,800 10,100 1,553,017 14,512
August 2020 1,438,700 13,000 1,538,505 19,842