Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 262,300 jobs in Provo, Utah in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 295,474 employed persons for the month. Provo added 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 760 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 262,300 +600 +10,200
CPS 295,474 -760 +2,758

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 262,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 298,329 for Provo in April 2018. 2,855 jobs have been lost in Provo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 262,300 600 295,474 -760
September 2018 261,700 1,099 296,234 -851
August 2018 260,600 1,700 297,085 -1,162
July 2018 258,899 1,699 298,247 20
June 2018 257,200 1,500 298,227 9
May 2018 255,700 -600 298,218 -111
April 2018 256,300 400 298,329 229
March 2018 255,900 1,300 298,100 1,267
February 2018 254,600 -700 296,833 1,535
January 2018 255,300 700 295,298 -130
December 2017 254,600 1,700 295,428 1,307
November 2017 252,900 800 294,121 1,405