Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado Job Growth
There were 1,474,500 jobs in Denver, Colorado in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,585,428 employed persons for the month. Denver added 5,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,456 (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 2020 at 1,557,500. Since then 83,000 jobs have been lost in Denver according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,358,400 in April 2020, Denver has gained 116,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,657,783 for Denver in February 2020. 72,355 jobs have been lost in Denver since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,431,927, Denver has added 153,501 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Denver, Colorado Employment History