Ranking near the top in nearly every metric, Salt Lake City has recovered 94% of its lost jobs from the nadir of the pandemic. Its net decline of 0.4% from the previous peak of Q1 2020 outranks all of the largest 51 metros. The state of Utah has recovered all of its lost jobs, as has Idaho. Salt Lake City is expected to surpass its previous 2020 peak in Q2 2021 and see job growth of 3.8% by the end of 2021 and 2.2% in 2022. Salt Lake City is expected to see average annual job growth of 0.9% from 2023 to 2025 which ranks 14th of 51 metros. State and local government is expected to contribute the most new jobs from 2023-2025 with 22% of the growth.
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