Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2016 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in December 2009 at 8.0% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in October 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% 0.0 -0.2
Utah 3.7% -0.2 +0.2

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in March 2010 at 108,716. There are now 53,888 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 49,547 in January 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,281. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 54,828 -3,746 +3,326

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to August 2016

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
August 2016 4.9% 3.7% 54,828
July 2016 4.9% 3.9% 58,574
June 2016 4.9% 4.0% 59,208
May 2016 4.7% 3.8% 57,433
April 2016 5.0% 3.7% 54,785
March 2016 5.0% 3.5% 51,414
February 2016 4.9% 3.4% 50,123
January 2016 4.9% 3.4% 49,547
December 2015 5.0% 3.4% 49,976
November 2015 5.0% 3.4% 50,238
October 2015 5.0% 3.4% 50,604
September 2015 5.1% 3.5% 51,028