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Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in March 2010 at 8.0% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in January 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Utah 3.2% -0.1 0.0
Ogden 3.3% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ogden, Utah, National

Ogden, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ogden, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ogden peaked in April 2010 at 22,972. There are now 12,103 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,684 in January 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,185.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 10,869 -68 +582

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.3% 10,869
October
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.3% 10,937
September
2017
4.2% 3.4% 3.4% 11,085
August
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.4% 11,270
July
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.5% 11,466
June
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.5% 11,678
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.4% 11,035
April
2017
4.4% 3.1% 3.3% 10,782
March
2017
4.5% 3.1% 3.1% 10,238
February
2017
4.7% 3.1% 3.1% 9,973
January
2017
4.8% 3.1% 3.0% 9,684

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.