Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2017 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Utah 3.1% -0.1 -0.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 60,957 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 47,759 -909 -5,105

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 3.1% 47,759
December 2016 4.7% 3.2% 48,668
November 2016 4.6% 3.2% 48,845
October 2016 4.8% 3.2% 49,127
September 2016 4.9% 3.3% 49,522
August 2016 4.9% 3.3% 50,076
July 2016 4.9% 3.4% 50,835
June 2016 4.9% 3.4% 51,695
May 2016 4.7% 3.5% 52,447
April 2016 5.0% 3.5% 52,952
March 2016 5.0% 3.6% 53,170