Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 718,700 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 639,648 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City lost 1,700 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,025 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 718,700 -1,700 +15,200
CPS 639,648 -1,025 +22,724

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

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, Utah

CES employment for Salt Lake City peaked in May 2017 at 720,600. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 640,673 for Salt Lake City in June 2017. 1,025 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 718,700 -1,700 639,648 -1,025
June 2017 720,400 -200 640,673 404
May 2017 720,600 2,100 640,269 2,352
April 2017 718,500 1,900 637,917 1,895
March 2017 716,600 4,000 636,022 3,705
February 2017 712,600 300 632,317 4,568
January 2017 712,300 -2,000 627,749 1,258
December 2016 714,300 2,100 626,491 1,266
November 2016 712,200 900 625,225 1,716
October 2016 711,300 4,300 623,509 2,332
September 2016 707,000 2,300 621,177 2,152
August 2016 704,700 1,200 619,025 2,101