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Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth

There were 1,514,800 jobs in Denver, Colorado in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,619,487 employed persons for the month. Denver added 1,200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,768 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Denver job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,514,800 +1,200 +24,600
CPS 1,619,487 +11,768 +39,226

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 1,514,800.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Denver is at a new high of 1,619,487.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Denver, Colorado Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,514,800 1,200 1,619,487 11,768
January 2019 1,513,600 1,700 1,607,719 11,837
December 2018 1,511,900 5,900 1,595,882 1,130
November 2018 1,506,000 -1,400 1,594,752 3,531
October 2018 1,507,400 1,400 1,591,221 5,330
September 2018 1,506,000 -1,400 1,585,891 -4,191
August 2018 1,507,400 -100 1,590,082 -11,670
July 2018 1,507,500 4,100 1,601,752 738
June 2018 1,503,400 3,700 1,601,014 7,634
May 2018 1,499,700 2,400 1,593,380 3,152
April 2018 1,497,300 3,600 1,590,228 -1,144
March 2018 1,493,700 3,500 1,591,372 11,111