Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 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 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.9% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Utah 2.0% 0.0 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 127,633 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 33,231 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,066. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 35,297 +395 -10,072

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 2.0% 35,297
June 2022 3.6% 2.0% 34,902
May 2022 3.6% 2.0% 34,031
April 2022 3.6% 1.9% 33,231
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