Department of Numbers

Provo-Orem, Utah Job Growth

There were 280,100 jobs in Provo, Utah in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 313,867 employed persons for the month. Provo lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Provo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 280,100 -100 +7,500
CPS 313,867 +1,116 +3,136

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 January 2021 at 280,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Provo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Provo is at a new high of 313,867.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Provo, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 280,100 -100 313,867 1,116
January 2021 280,200 2,600 312,751 432
December 2020 277,600 -1,100 312,319 4,015
November 2020 278,700 2,800 308,304 1,822
October 2020 275,900 2,200 306,482 -3,256
September 2020 273,700 0 309,738 2,563
August 2020 273,700 2,000 307,175 1,851
July 2020 271,700 3,300 305,324 3,406
June 2020 268,400 4,700 301,918 12,137
May 2020 263,700 11,600 289,781 11,076
April 2020 252,100 -19,000 278,705 -25,520
March 2020 271,100 -1,500 304,225 -6,506