Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 255,200 jobs in Provo, Utah in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 298,573 employed persons for the month. Provo lost 1,100 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 244 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 255,200 -1,100 +8,800
CPS 298,573 +244 +11,170

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 April 2018 at 256,300. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Provo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in May 2018 for Provo is at a new high of 298,573.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 255,200 -1,100 298,573 244
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
October 2017 252,100 2,700 292,716 1,343
September 2017 249,400 300 291,373 1,263
August 2017 249,100 1,000 290,110 876
July 2017 248,100 100 289,234 802
June 2017 248,000 1,600 288,432 1,029