Department of Numbers

Utah Job Growth

There were 1,552,400 jobs in Utah in September 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,580,574 employed persons for the month. Utah added 12,800 jobs in September 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 21,350 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Utah job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,552,400 +12,800 -15,200
CPS 1,580,574 +21,350 +1,304

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 peaked in February 2020 for Utah at 1,587,400. Since then 35,000 jobs have been lost in Utah according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,442,800 in April 2020, Utah has gained 109,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Utah reached a maximum of 1,590,199 in February 2020. 9,625 jobs have been lost in Utah since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,434,307, Utah has added 146,267 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2020

Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2020 1,552,400 12,800 1,580,574 21,350
August 2020 1,539,600 6,800 1,559,224 5,577
July 2020 1,532,800 14,200 1,553,647 20,526
June 2020 1,518,600 38,200 1,533,121 61,164
May 2020 1,480,400 37,600 1,471,957 37,650
April 2020 1,442,800 -139,900 1,434,307 -128,628
March 2020 1,582,700 -4,700 1,562,935 -27,264
February 2020 1,587,400 2,800 1,590,199 3,436
January 2020 1,584,600 1,300 1,586,763 3,943
December 2019 1,583,300 3,500 1,582,820 -580
November 2019 1,579,800 4,900 1,583,400 360
October 2019 1,574,900 7,300 1,583,040 3,770