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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 936,900 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 976,510 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 7,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,436 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 936,900 +7,800 -107,100
CPS 976,510 +3,436 -120,547

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas, Nevada

CES employment for Las Vegas peaked in November 2019 at 1,044,000. Since then 107,100 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 792,200 in April 2020, Las Vegas has gained 144,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,100,307 for Las Vegas in February 2020. 123,797 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 688,332, Las Vegas has added 288,178 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 936,900 7,800 976,510 3,436
October 2020 929,100 8,400 973,074 6,004
September 2020 920,700 8,800 967,070 44,900
August 2020 911,900 7,200 922,170 12,678
July 2020 904,700 13,000 909,492 5,623
June 2020 891,700 79,600 903,869 187,830
May 2020 812,100 19,900 716,039 27,707
April 2020 792,200 -231,200 688,332 -365,557
March 2020 1,023,400 -15,500 1,053,889 -46,418
February 2020 1,038,900 -3,399 1,100,307 2,815
January 2020 1,042,300 800 1,097,492 -478
December 2019 1,041,500 -2,500 1,097,970 913