Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 754,400 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 657,731 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City added 2,700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 798 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 754,400 +2,700 -8,700
CPS 657,731 -798 -4,987

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 February 2020 at 763,100. Since then 8,700 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 694,500 in April 2020, Salt Lake City has gained 59,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 662,718 for Salt Lake City in February 2020. 4,987 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 593,647, Salt Lake City has added 64,084 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 754,400 2,700 657,731 -798
January 2021 751,700 1,600 658,529 -2,010
December 2020 750,100 4,200 660,539 8,224
November 2020 745,900 4,200 652,315 777
October 2020 741,700 5,400 651,538 -3,882
September 2020 736,300 3,700 655,420 19,331
August 2020 732,600 6,400 636,089 259
July 2020 726,200 8,200 635,830 10,501
June 2020 718,000 8,600 625,329 19,624
May 2020 709,400 14,900 605,705 12,058
April 2020 694,500 -66,500 593,647 -54,354
March 2020 761,000 -2,100 648,001 -14,717