Department of Numbers

Utah Job Growth

There were 1,536,700 jobs in Utah in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,529,522 employed persons for the month. Utah added 6,100 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,901 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Utah job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,536,700 +6,100 +46,400
CPS 1,529,522 -1,901 +5,783

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 December 2018 for Utah is at a new high of 1,536,700.

CPS employment in Utah reached a maximum of 1,544,217 in July 2018. 14,695 jobs have been lost in Utah since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 1,536,700 6,100 1,529,522 -1,901
November 2018 1,530,600 2,600 1,531,423 -3,252
October 2018 1,528,000 3,200 1,534,675 -4,070
September 2018 1,524,800 -500 1,538,745 -3,492
August 2018 1,525,300 4,800 1,542,237 -1,980
July 2018 1,520,500 6,800 1,544,217 1,131
June 2018 1,513,700 6,100 1,543,086 1,971
May 2018 1,507,600 -200 1,541,115 3,412
April 2018 1,507,800 1,100 1,537,703 3,416
March 2018 1,506,700 6,700 1,534,287 3,788
February 2018 1,500,000 4,100 1,530,499 3,934
January 2018 1,495,900 5,600 1,526,565 2,826