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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,538,000 jobs in Denver, Colorado in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,636,246 employed persons for the month. Denver added 2,800 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,273 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,538,000 +2,800 +30,600
CPS 1,636,246 +3,273 +34,425

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 2019 is at a new high of 1,538,000.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Denver is at a new high of 1,636,246.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 1,538,000 2,800 1,636,246 3,273
September 2019 1,535,200 2,400 1,632,973 4,434
August 2019 1,532,800 5,800 1,628,539 4,463
July 2019 1,527,000 4,500 1,624,076 3,126
June 2019 1,522,500 2,800 1,620,950 4,659
May 2019 1,519,700 4,100 1,616,291 2,231
April 2019 1,515,600 1,900 1,614,060 1,410
March 2019 1,513,700 -1,400 1,612,650 3,688
February 2019 1,515,100 1,500 1,608,962 4,682
January 2019 1,513,600 1,700 1,604,280 2,304
December 2018 1,511,900 5,900 1,601,976 -88
November 2018 1,506,000 -1,400 1,602,064 243