Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 284,400 jobs in Provo, Utah in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 321,711 employed persons for the month. Provo added 2,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,527 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 284,400 +2,800 +20,700
CPS 321,711 +6,527 +31,068

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 May 2021 is at a new high of 284,400.

CPS employment in May 2021 for Provo is at a new high of 321,711.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 284,400 2,800 321,711 6,527
April 2021 281,600 600 315,184 1,030
March 2021 281,000 700 314,154 355
February 2021 280,300 100 313,799 -3,539
January 2021 280,200 2,600 317,338 3,864
December 2020 277,600 -1,100 313,474 -2,229
November 2020 278,700 2,800 315,703 2,796
October 2020 275,900 2,200 312,907 716
September 2020 273,700 0 312,191 -807
August 2020 273,700 2,000 312,998 3,420
July 2020 271,700 3,300 309,578 2,127
June 2020 268,400 4,700 307,451 16,808