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Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 770,800 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 662,983 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City added 3,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,888 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 770,800 +3,500 +44,600
CPS 662,983 +1,888 +23,366

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 in July 2021 is at a new high of 770,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 665,839 for Salt Lake City in February 2020. 2,856 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 603,001, Salt Lake City has added 59,982 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 770,800 3,500 662,983 1,888
June 2021 767,300 6,600 661,095 2,459
May 2021 760,700 400 658,636 2,102
April 2021 760,300 2,300 656,534 1,151
March 2021 758,000 3,500 655,383 572
February 2021 754,500 2,800 654,811 -124
January 2021 751,700 1,600 654,935 1,765
December 2020 750,100 4,200 653,170 1,431
November 2020 745,900 4,200 651,739 1,823
October 2020 741,700 5,400 649,916 2,213
September 2020 736,300 3,700 647,703 3,236
August 2020 732,600 6,400 644,467 4,850