Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 1.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 10.0% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Utah 1.9% -0.1 -1.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 162,930. There are now 129,672 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 33,258 -92 -15,683

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to April 2022

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 1.9% 33,258
March 2022 3.6% 2.0% 33,350
February 2022 3.8% 2.1% 35,244
January 2022 4.0% 2.2% 37,357
December 2021 3.9% 2.3% 38,788
November 2021 4.2% 2.3% 39,036
October 2021 4.6% 2.3% 39,747
September 2021 4.7% 2.5% 41,411
August 2021 5.2% 2.6% 43,586
July 2021 5.4% 2.7% 45,369
June 2021 5.9% 2.8% 46,833