Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 274,700 jobs in Provo, Utah in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 308,165 employed persons for the month. Provo added 3,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,683 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 274,700 +3,000 -400
CPS 308,165 +1,683 -2,566

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

Provo, Utah Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Provo 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 Provo, Utah

CES employment for Provo peaked in February 2020 at 276,600. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Provo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 250,700 in April 2020, Provo has gained 24,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 311,712 for Provo in December 2019. 3,547 jobs have been lost in Provo since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 278,705, Provo has added 29,460 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 274,700 3,000 308,165 1,683
October 2020 271,700 800 306,482 -3,256
September 2020 270,900 -700 309,738 2,563
August 2020 271,600 1,900 307,175 1,851
July 2020 269,700 2,400 305,324 3,406
June 2020 267,300 5,400 301,918 12,137
May 2020 261,899 11,199 289,781 11,076
April 2020 250,700 -24,900 278,705 -25,520
March 2020 275,600 -1,000 304,225 -6,506
February 2020 276,600 1,200 310,731 545
January 2020 275,400 -600 310,186 -1,526
December 2019 276,000 900 311,712 981