Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Utah 2.6% -0.1 -2.8

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 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 164,014. There are now 120,520 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 43,494 -727 -45,930

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to July 2021

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
August 2021 5.2%
July 2021 5.4% 2.6% 43,494
June 2021 5.9% 2.7% 44,221
May 2021 5.8% 2.7% 44,461
April 2021 6.1% 2.8% 45,209
March 2021 6.0% 2.9% 46,513
February 2021 6.2% 3.0% 48,899
January 2021 6.3% 3.1% 50,194
December 2020 6.7% 3.3% 53,338
November 2020 6.7% 3.5% 57,273
October 2020 6.9% 3.8% 62,319
September 2020 7.8% 4.2% 69,160