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Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in April 2020 at 9.7% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Utah 2.7% -0.1 -4.9
Ogden 2.5% +0.1 -5.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 32,672. There are now 24,150 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,790 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 732.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 8,522 +417 -16,580

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 2.7% 2.5% 8,522
April
2021
6.1% 2.8% 2.4% 8,105
March
2021
6.0% 2.9% 2.3% 7,790
February
2021
6.2% 3.0% 2.8% 9,585
January
2021
6.3% 3.1% 2.8% 9,548
December
2020
6.7% 3.3% 2.9% 9,762
November
2020
6.7% 3.5% 3.1% 10,417
October
2020
6.9% 3.8% 3.3% 11,288
September
2020
7.8% 4.2% 3.6% 12,388
August
2020
8.4% 4.8% 4.1% 13,961
July
2020
10.2% 5.4% 4.8% 16,327

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.