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.
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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
Denver, Colorado Employment History