Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Utah 3.3% -0.1 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in March 2010 at 108,716. There are now 57,146 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 47,490 in February 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,080. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 51,570 -2,282 +2,443

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to October 2017

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
November 2017 4.1%
October 2017 4.1% 3.3% 51,570
September 2017 4.2% 3.4% 53,852
August 2017 4.4% 3.5% 54,578
July 2017 4.3% 3.5% 54,474
June 2017 4.4% 3.4% 53,405
May 2017 4.3% 3.2% 50,837
April 2017 4.4% 3.1% 49,234
March 2017 4.5% 3.1% 47,716
February 2017 4.7% 3.1% 47,490
January 2017 4.8% 3.1% 47,761
December 2016 4.7% 3.2% 48,668