Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 705,900 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 623,210 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City lost 1,600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,294 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 705,900 -1,600 +23,700
CPS 623,210 +3,294 +22,461

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 November 2016 at 707,500. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Salt Lake City is at a new high of 623,210.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 705,900 -1,600 623,210 3,294
November 2016 707,500 200 619,916 4,388
October 2016 707,300 5,100 615,528 3,672
September 2016 702,200 3,300 611,856 2,717
August 2016 698,900 4,300 609,139 2,324
July 2016 694,600 -1,100 606,815 684
June 2016 695,700 -300 606,131 1,678
May 2016 696,000 3,600 604,453 3,609
April 2016 692,400 5,500 600,844 3,226
March 2016 686,900 -200 597,618 689
February 2016 687,100 4,400 596,929 -244
January 2016 682,700 500 597,173 -3,576