Department of Numbers

St. George, Utah Job Growth

There were 63,400 jobs in St George, Utah in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,308 employed persons for the month. St George lost 8,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,418 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St George job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,400 -8,900 -6,800
CPS 65,308 -8,418 -7,961

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

St George, Utah Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for St George 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 St George, Utah

CES employment for St George peaked in February 2020 at 72,700. Since then 9,300 jobs have been lost in St George according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,394 for St George in December 2019. 10,086 jobs have been lost in St George since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

St George, Utah Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 63,400 -8,900 65,308 -8,418
March 2020 72,300 -400 73,726 -1,563
February 2020 72,700 500 75,289 284
January 2020 72,200 400 75,005 -389
December 2019 71,800 200 75,394 160
November 2019 71,600 100 75,234 273
October 2019 71,500 600 74,961 391
September 2019 70,900 100 74,570 550
August 2019 70,800 100 74,020 709
July 2019 70,700 500 73,311 837
June 2019 70,200 200 72,474 -1,045
May 2019 70,000 -200 73,519 250