Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah fell 3.5 percentage points in June 2020 to 5.1%. The state unemployment rate was 6.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 11.1% -2.2 +7.4
Utah 5.1% -3.5 +2.5

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Utah peaked in April 2020 at 166,294. There are now 80,617 fewer people unemployed in the state. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 85,677 -52,134 +43,774

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Utah from 1990 to June 2020

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
June 2020 11.1% 5.1% 85,677
May 2020 13.3% 8.6% 137,811
April 2020 14.7% 10.4% 166,294
March 2020 4.4% 3.8% 62,448
February 2020 3.5% 2.5% 40,451
January 2020 3.6% 2.5% 40,039
December 2019 3.5% 2.4% 39,623
November 2019 3.5% 2.4% 39,509
October 2019 3.6% 2.4% 39,432
September 2019 3.5% 2.5% 39,720
August 2019 3.7% 2.5% 40,271
July 2019 3.7% 2.5% 41,035