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Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada Job Growth

There were 935,500 jobs in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,020,370 employed persons for the month. Las Vegas added 8,200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,869 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Las Vegas job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 935,500 +8,200 +162,000
CPS 1,020,370 +4,869 +261,466

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 118,900 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 162,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,137,142 for Las Vegas in February 2020. 116,772 jobs have been lost in Las Vegas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 737,774, Las Vegas has added 282,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 935,500 8,200 1,020,370 4,869
April 2021 927,300 8,800 1,015,501 4,283
March 2021 918,500 6,800 1,011,218 5,322
February 2021 911,700 4,700 1,005,896 6,379
January 2021 907,000 1,300 999,517 7,183
December 2020 905,700 3,500 992,334 7,286
November 2020 902,200 3,800 985,048 10,753
October 2020 898,400 3,400 974,295 16,741
September 2020 895,000 8,300 957,554 24,112
August 2020 886,700 4,000 933,442 34,065
July 2020 882,700 33,300 899,377 -2,098
June 2020 849,400 75,900 901,475 142,571