Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 252,900 jobs in Provo, Utah in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,091 employed persons for the month. Provo lost 22,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 23,134 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 252,900 -22,700 -16,500
CPS 281,091 -23,134 -22,148

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 23,700 jobs have been lost in Provo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 311,712 for Provo in December 2019. 30,621 jobs have been lost in Provo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 252,900 -22,700 281,091 -23,134
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
November 2019 275,100 900 310,731 1,200
October 2019 274,200 2,200 309,531 1,338
September 2019 272,000 900 308,193 1,380
August 2019 271,100 1,500 306,813 1,258
July 2019 269,600 -500 305,555 986
June 2019 270,100 600 304,569 733
May 2019 269,500 100 303,836 597