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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,581,300 jobs in Denver, Colorado in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,677,659 employed persons for the month. Denver added 2,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,452 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,581,300 +2,200 +54,100
CPS 1,677,659 +3,452 +68,834

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 1,581,300.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Denver is at a new high of 1,677,659.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,581,300 2,200 1,677,659 3,452
August 2022 1,579,100 6,600 1,674,207 4,877
July 2022 1,572,500 -1,300 1,669,330 3,528
June 2022 1,573,800 -300 1,665,802 5,850
May 2022 1,574,100 1,000 1,659,952 7,408
April 2022 1,573,100 3,600 1,652,544 7,439
March 2022 1,569,500 5,300 1,645,105 9,965
February 2022 1,564,200 10,400 1,635,140 9,479
January 2022 1,553,800 4,700 1,625,661 10,244
December 2021 1,549,100 6,400 1,615,417 -757
November 2021 1,542,700 10,100 1,616,174 1,029
October 2021 1,532,600 5,400 1,615,145 6,320