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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 1,023,700 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,064,223 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 1,600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,262 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,023,700 -1,600 +28,000
CPS 1,064,223 +1,262 +28,914

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 January 2019 at 1,025,300. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,072,333 for Las Vegas in December 2018. 8,110 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 1,062,961, Las Vegas has added 1,262 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,023,700 -1,600 1,064,223 1,262
January 2019 1,025,300 5,400 1,062,961 -9,372
December 2018 1,019,900 2,000 1,072,333 2,087
November 2018 1,017,900 -4,500 1,070,246 1,152
October 2018 1,022,400 7,400 1,069,094 5,510
September 2018 1,015,000 2,500 1,063,584 4,393
August 2018 1,012,500 3,800 1,059,191 3,614
July 2018 1,008,700 3,700 1,055,577 8,288
June 2018 1,005,000 1,800 1,047,289 1,205
May 2018 1,003,200 3,000 1,046,084 5,205
April 2018 1,000,200 2,000 1,040,879 2,902
March 2018 998,200 2,500 1,037,977 2,668