Department of Numbers

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 910,200 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,002,403 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 3,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,168 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 910,200 +3,200 -144,200
CPS 1,002,403 +5,168 -97,904

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 February 2020 at 1,054,400. Since then 144,200 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 773,500 in May 2020, Las Vegas has gained 136,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,100,307 for Las Vegas in February 2020. 97,904 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 314,071 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 910,200 3,200 1,002,403 5,168
January 2021 907,000 1,300 997,235 34,905
December 2020 905,700 3,500 962,330 5,201
November 2020 902,200 3,800 957,129 -15,945
October 2020 898,400 3,400 973,074 6,004
September 2020 895,000 8,300 967,070 44,900
August 2020 886,700 4,000 922,170 12,678
July 2020 882,700 33,300 909,492 5,623
June 2020 849,400 75,900 903,869 187,830
May 2020 773,500 -1,300 716,039 27,707
April 2020 774,800 -267,500 688,332 -365,557
March 2020 1,042,300 -12,100 1,053,889 -46,418