Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in December 2009 at 8.4% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Utah 3.9% 0.0 -0.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in January 2010 at 114,551. There are now 57,446 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 56,584 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 521. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 57,105 +521 -8,770

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to February 2014

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 3.9% 57,105
January 2014 6.6% 3.9% 56,584
December 2013 6.7% 4.0% 56,991
November 2013 7.0% 4.0% 57,767
October 2013 7.2% 4.3% 60,916
September 2013 7.2% 4.3% 60,803
August 2013 7.2% 4.4% 62,846
July 2013 7.3% 4.5% 63,991
June 2013 7.5% 4.6% 64,592
May 2013 7.5% 4.5% 64,022
April 2013 7.5% 4.5% 62,831
March 2013 7.5% 4.5% 63,949