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Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in December 2009 at 7.9% and is now 4.8 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 compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Utah 3.2% 0.0 0.0
Ogden 3.1% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2010 at 22,797. There are now 12,785 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 10,012 -757 -814

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 10,012
September
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.3% 10,769
August
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.3% 10,834
July
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.1% 10,287
June
2018
4.0% 3.0% 3.1% 10,374
May
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.1% 10,091
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.2% 10,633
March
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.1% 10,374
February
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.1% 10,109
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.1% 10,108
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.3% 10,794

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.