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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,508,500 jobs in Denver, Colorado in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,593,380 employed persons for the month. Denver added 2,200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,489 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,508,500 +2,200 +37,700
CPS 1,593,380 +7,489 +32,855

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 1,508,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,601,752 for Denver in July 2018. 8,372 jobs have been lost in Denver since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 1,585,891, Denver has added 7,489 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,508,500 2,200 1,593,380 7,489
September 2018 1,506,300 200 1,585,891 -4,191
August 2018 1,506,100 1,300 1,590,082 -11,670
July 2018 1,504,800 -300 1,601,752 738
June 2018 1,505,100 9,300 1,601,014 7,634
May 2018 1,495,800 2,400 1,593,380 3,152
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