Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2014 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 2.2 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 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Utah 3.6% +0.1 -0.7

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 62,920 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 50,583 in September 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,048. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 51,631 +1,048 -9,285

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8% 3.6% 51,631
September 2014 5.9% 3.5% 50,583
August 2014 6.1% 3.5% 51,079
July 2014 6.2% 3.6% 51,756
June 2014 6.1% 3.5% 51,058
May 2014 6.3% 3.6% 52,036
April 2014 6.3% 3.8% 55,181
March 2014 6.7% 4.1% 59,305
February 2014 6.7% 3.9% 57,102
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