Department of Numbers

Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2020 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in April 2020 at 9.8% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Utah 4.5% -0.8 +2.0
Ogden 3.8% -0.9 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ogden, Utah, National

Ogden, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ogden, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ogden peaked in April 2020 at 32,987. There are now 20,158 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 12,829 -3,217 +4,308

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 4.1%
July
2020
10.2% 4.5% 3.8% 12,829
June
2020
11.1% 5.3% 4.7% 16,046
May
2020
13.3% 8.6% 8.1% 27,361
April
2020
14.7% 10.4% 9.8% 32,987
March
2020
4.4% 3.8% 3.8% 12,594
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 8,138
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 2.4% 8,096
December
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.4% 7,942
November
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.4% 7,994
October
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.4% 8,080
September
2019
3.5% 2.5% 2.5% 8,195

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.