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Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ogden fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2019 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Ogden peaked in November 2009 at 7.9% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ogden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -0.2
Utah 2.7% -0.1 -0.4
Ogden 2.7% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2019 data as October 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 March 2010 at 22,806. There are now 13,757 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ogden 9,049 -413 -1,281

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ogden, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployment Rate
Ogden
Unemployed
October
2019
3.6%
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 9,049
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 9,462
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 9,657
June
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.9% 9,749
May
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 9,857
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 10,002
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.1% 10,214
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.2% 10,422
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.2% 10,608
December
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.2% 10,361
November
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 10,361

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.