Department of Numbers

Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 741,600 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 636,675 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City added 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 469 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 741,600 +700 +15,500
CPS 636,675 -469 -7,583

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 741,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 649,537 for Salt Lake City in May 2018. 12,862 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 741,600 700 636,675 -469
January 2019 740,900 1,000 637,144 -2,949
December 2018 739,900 1,100 640,093 2,665
November 2018 738,800 700 637,428 -477
October 2018 738,100 -300 637,905 -1,716
September 2018 738,400 200 639,621 -4,360
August 2018 738,200 1,000 643,981 -4,041
July 2018 737,200 3,100 648,022 765
June 2018 734,100 3,800 647,257 -2,280
May 2018 730,300 1,900 649,537 1,965
April 2018 728,400 1,500 647,572 1,082
March 2018 726,900 800 646,490 2,232