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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 817,500 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 698,884 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas lost 205,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 355,005 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 817,500 -205,900 -214,500
CPS 698,884 -355,005 -379,530

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 226,500 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,100,307 for Las Vegas in February 2020. 401,423 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 817,500 -205,900 698,884 -355,005
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
November 2019 1,044,000 3,599 1,097,057 1,330
October 2019 1,040,400 200 1,095,727 1,779
September 2019 1,040,200 2,200 1,093,948 2,358
August 2019 1,038,000 2,200 1,091,590 2,962
July 2019 1,035,800 3,100 1,088,628 3,388
June 2019 1,032,700 -800 1,085,240 3,554
May 2019 1,033,500 1,500 1,081,686 3,272