Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 790,800 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 694,332 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City lost 4,900 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 790,800 -4,900 +19,200
CPS 694,332 +1,131 +16,475

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, Utah

CES employment for Salt Lake City peaked in August 2022 at 795,700. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Salt Lake City is at a new high of 694,332.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 790,800 -4,900 694,332 1,131
August 2022 795,700 1,300 693,201 1,855
July 2022 794,400 2,600 691,346 1,399
June 2022 791,800 4,800 689,947 1,691
May 2022 787,000 -1,000 688,256 1,239
April 2022 788,000 2,700 687,017 2,047
March 2022 785,300 1,500 684,970 2,861
February 2022 783,800 3,200 682,109 1,604
January 2022 780,600 1,600 680,505 827
December 2021 779,000 1,800 679,678 -244
November 2021 777,200 1,900 679,922 228
October 2021 775,300 3,700 679,694 1,837