Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2016 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 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 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in November 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Utah 3.1% 0.0 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with December data as January state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 61,493 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 46,569 in November 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 654. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 47,223 +654 -2,753

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
January 2017 4.8%
December 2016 4.7% 3.1% 47,223
November 2016 4.6% 3.1% 46,569
October 2016 4.8% 3.2% 48,575
September 2016 4.9% 3.4% 50,742
August 2016 4.9% 3.7% 54,852
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