Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 1.8% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 1,500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Provo-Orem, UT market rose by 4,672 jobs in March and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Provo-Orem, UT unemployment rate is 195 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 90 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in March versus prior month by 3.1% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Provo-Orem, UT Unemployment March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 63,300; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 52,300; +200
  • Business Services: 41,600; -400
  • Government: 34,700; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 29,600; +1,500
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 25,600; +200
  • Manufacturing: 22,300; no change
  • IT & Development: 15,900; +500
  • Financial Services: 13,000; -100
  • Other Jobs: 6,500; no change
Provo-Orem, UT Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.