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Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden rose 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in April 2020 at 9.8% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Utah 4.3% +0.2 +1.9
Ogden 4.0% +0.4 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 19,400 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,936 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,651.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 13,587 +1,191 +5,593

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.3% 4.0% 13,587
October
2020
6.9% 4.1% 3.6% 12,396
September
2020
7.8% 5.0% 4.5% 15,519
August
2020
8.4% 4.1% 3.5% 11,936
July
2020
10.2% 4.5% 3.8% 12,886
June
2020
11.1% 5.3% 4.7% 16,046
May
2020
13.3% 8.6% 8.1% 27,361
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 8,096

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.