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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,574,500 jobs in Denver, Colorado in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,653,951 employed persons for the month. Denver added 5,000 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,846 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,574,500 +5,000 +76,200
CPS 1,653,951 +8,846 +80,230

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 April 2022 is at a new high of 1,574,500.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Denver is at a new high of 1,653,951.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,574,500 5,000 1,653,951 8,846
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
September 2021 1,527,200 4,500 1,608,825 8,133
August 2021 1,522,700 5,500 1,600,692 8,192
July 2021 1,517,200 6,000 1,592,500 7,353
June 2021 1,511,200 5,400 1,585,147 5,821
May 2021 1,505,800 7,500 1,579,326 5,605