Department of Numbers

Utah Job Growth

There were 1,578,000 jobs in Utah in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,581,835 employed persons for the month. Utah added 7,900 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Utah job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,578,000 +7,900 +5,800
CPS 1,581,835 +1,308 -8,620

Utah Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Utah 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 in Utah

CES employment in February 2021 for Utah is at a new high of 1,578,000.

CPS employment in Utah reached a maximum of 1,590,908 in January 2020. 9,073 jobs have been lost in Utah since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,460,079, Utah has added 121,756 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,578,000 7,900 1,581,835 1,308
January 2021 1,570,100 5,000 1,580,527 6,949
December 2020 1,565,100 5,500 1,573,578 -996
November 2020 1,559,600 13,000 1,574,574 -322
October 2020 1,546,600 7,800 1,574,896 3,797
September 2020 1,538,800 -100 1,571,099 6,561
August 2020 1,538,900 16,400 1,564,538 8,426
July 2020 1,522,500 19,800 1,556,112 8,496
June 2020 1,502,700 25,400 1,547,616 83,624
May 2020 1,477,300 45,100 1,463,992 3,913
April 2020 1,432,200 -136,500 1,460,079 -130,230
March 2020 1,568,700 -3,500 1,590,309 -146