Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in March 2010 at 8.0% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Utah 3.2% 0.0 0.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in April 2010 at 108,083. There are now 58,115 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 48,085 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,883. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 49,968 -391 -191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to October 2018

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
November 2018 3.7%
October 2018 3.7% 3.2% 49,968
September 2018 3.7% 3.2% 50,359
August 2018 3.9% 3.1% 49,781
July 2018 3.9% 3.1% 48,743
June 2018 4.0% 3.0% 48,388
May 2018 3.8% 3.0% 48,085
April 2018 3.9% 3.1% 48,588
March 2018 4.1% 3.1% 48,503
February 2018 4.1% 3.1% 48,615
January 2018 4.1% 3.1% 49,202
December 2017 4.1% 3.2% 50,150