Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 740,000 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 638,268 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,353 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 740,000 0 +19,300
CPS 638,268 -1,353 +423

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 2018 at 740,800. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 740,000 in September 2018, Salt Lake City has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 649,537 for Salt Lake City in May 2018. 11,269 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 740,000 0 638,268 -1,353
September 2018 740,000 -800 639,621 -4,360
August 2018 740,800 600 643,981 -4,041
July 2018 740,200 5,100 648,022 765
June 2018 735,100 2,300 647,257 -2,280
May 2018 732,800 1,800 649,537 1,965
April 2018 731,000 700 647,572 1,082
March 2018 730,300 2,600 646,490 2,232
February 2018 727,700 1,300 644,258 4,420
January 2018 726,400 3,000 639,838 -1,864
December 2017 723,400 100 641,702 1,784
November 2017 723,300 2,600 639,918 2,073