Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2018 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Utah 3.1% 0.0 -0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 59,571 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 48,512 -103 -2,418

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
April 2018 3.9%
March 2018 4.1% 3.1% 48,512
February 2018 4.1% 3.1% 48,615
January 2018 4.1% 3.1% 49,202
December 2017 4.1% 3.2% 50,150
November 2017 4.1% 3.2% 50,123
October 2017 4.1% 3.2% 50,159
September 2017 4.2% 3.2% 50,405
August 2017 4.4% 3.2% 50,732
July 2017 4.3% 3.3% 51,035
June 2017 4.3% 3.3% 51,193
May 2017 4.3% 3.3% 51,205