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 2015 to 3.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 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 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Utah 3.5% 0.0 -0.1

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 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in March 2010 at 108,716. There are now 58,008 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 49,211 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,497. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 50,708 -823 -555

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to December 2015

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 3.5% 50,708
November 2015 5.0% 3.5% 51,531
October 2015 5.0% 3.6% 52,277
September 2015 5.1% 3.6% 53,418
August 2015 5.1% 3.7% 53,754
July 2015 5.3% 3.6% 53,033
June 2015 5.3% 3.5% 51,695
May 2015 5.5% 3.5% 50,974
April 2015 5.4% 3.4% 49,691
March 2015 5.5% 3.4% 49,211
February 2015 5.5% 3.4% 49,362