Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth
There were 1,594,900 jobs in Denver, Colorado in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,692,271 employed persons for the month. Denver lost 3,000 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 669 (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 2023 at 1,601,800. Since then 6,900 jobs have been lost in Denver according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in May 2023 for Denver is at a new high of 1,692,271.
Employment: CES, CPS
Denver, Colorado Employment History