Salt Lake City non-farm payroll employees increase by 2.2% since last year


The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of January in the Salt Lake City metropolitan statistical area was 731,800, a 2.2 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last January, Salt Lake City reported 715,800 workers on non-farm payrolls.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Overall, Utah reported 1.526 million people employed on non-farm payrolls in January.

Utah Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls 2019 vs. 2018
January 2019 (In thousands)
January 2018 (In thousands)
Percent Change
1526.3
1479
3.2
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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