Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 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 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Utah 2.8% 0.0 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in April 2010 at 108,083. There are now 63,002 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 45,081 -372 -4,275

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to August 2019

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
September 2019 3.5%
August 2019 3.7% 2.8% 45,081
July 2019 3.7% 2.8% 45,453
June 2019 3.7% 2.8% 45,215
May 2019 3.6% 2.9% 45,458
April 2019 3.6% 2.9% 46,054
March 2019 3.8% 3.0% 47,201
February 2019 3.8% 3.0% 48,255
January 2019 4.0% 3.1% 49,385
December 2018 3.9% 3.2% 49,822
November 2018 3.7% 3.2% 49,857
October 2018 3.8% 3.2% 49,824