Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth
There were 1,594,300 jobs in Denver, Colorado in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,690,309 employed persons for the month. Denver added 300 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,504 (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 August 2022 at 1,597,200. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Denver according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,584,600 in September 2022, Denver has gained 9,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in January 2023 for Denver is at a new high of 1,690,309.
Employment: CES, CPS
Denver, Colorado Employment History