Department of Numbers

Utah Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Utah rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 2.4 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 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Utah unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Utah 4.3% +0.2 +1.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Utah, National

Utah monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 95,416 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 66,344 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,534. Utah job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Utah 70,878 +3,749 +31,369

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 4.3% 70,878
October 2020 6.9% 4.1% 67,129
September 2020 7.8% 5.0% 83,680
August 2020 8.4% 4.1% 66,344
July 2020 10.2% 4.5% 73,263
June 2020 11.1% 5.3% 86,314
May 2020 13.3% 8.6% 137,811
April 2020 14.8% 10.4% 166,294
March 2020 4.4% 3.8% 62,448
February 2020 3.5% 2.5% 40,451
January 2020 3.5% 2.5% 40,039