Department of Numbers

Nevada Job Growth

There were 1,289,300 jobs in Nevada in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,416,663 employed persons for the month. Nevada added 2,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,180 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Nevada job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,289,300 +2,400 -153,500
CPS 1,416,663 +11,180 -122,993

Nevada Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Nevada 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 in Nevada

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Nevada at 1,442,800. Since then 153,500 jobs have been lost in Nevada according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,105,700 in May 2020, Nevada has gained 183,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Nevada reached a maximum of 1,539,656 in February 2020. 122,993 jobs have been lost in Nevada since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,055,435, Nevada has added 361,228 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,289,300 2,400 1,416,663 11,180
January 2021 1,286,900 9,400 1,405,483 13,710
December 2020 1,277,500 4,100 1,391,773 13,723
November 2020 1,273,400 6,200 1,378,050 17,656
October 2020 1,267,200 2,000 1,360,394 24,954
September 2020 1,265,200 18,100 1,335,440 32,700
August 2020 1,247,100 12,100 1,302,740 41,191
July 2020 1,235,000 37,700 1,261,549 -10,738
June 2020 1,197,300 91,600 1,272,287 188,952
May 2020 1,105,700 -6,700 1,083,335 27,900
April 2020 1,112,400 -318,600 1,055,435 -430,376
March 2020 1,431,000 -11,800 1,485,811 -53,845