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Salt Lake City, Utah Job Growth

There were 722,300 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 635,038 employed persons for the month. Salt Lake City added 8,900 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,709 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salt Lake City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 722,300 +8,900 -33,400
CPS 635,038 +9,709 -18,594

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 January 2020 at 766,300. Since then 44,000 jobs have been lost in Salt Lake City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 696,000 in April 2020, Salt Lake City has gained 26,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 662,718 for Salt Lake City in February 2020. 27,680 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 41,391 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 722,300 8,900 635,038 9,709
June 2020 713,400 7,600 625,329 19,624
May 2020 705,800 9,800 605,705 12,058
April 2020 696,000 -67,100 593,647 -54,354
March 2020 763,100 -2,700 648,001 -14,717
February 2020 765,800 -500 662,718 1,414
January 2020 766,300 400 661,304 -1,212
December 2019 765,900 1,600 662,516 1,328
November 2019 764,300 1,600 661,188 1,656
October 2019 762,700 4,200 659,532 1,822
September 2019 758,500 -500 657,710 1,934
August 2019 759,000 3,300 655,776 2,144