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Salt Lake City, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salt Lake City fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Salt Lake City peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Salt Lake City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Utah 2.0% 0.0 -0.7
Salt Lake City 2.1% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Salt Lake City, Utah, National

Salt Lake City, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Salt Lake City, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Salt Lake City peaked in April 2020 at 72,296. There are now 57,410 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,595 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 291. Salt Lake City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Salt Lake City, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Salt Lake City 14,886 -51 -3,920

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salt Lake City, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Salt Lake City
Unemployment Rate
Salt Lake City
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.0% 2.1% 14,886
June
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.1% 14,937
May
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.1% 14,858
April
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.1% 14,595
March
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.1% 14,631
February
2022
3.8% 2.1% 2.2% 15,119
January
2022
4.0% 2.2% 2.3% 15,831
December
2021
3.9% 2.3% 2.3% 16,227
November
2021
4.2% 2.3% 2.3% 16,141
October
2021
4.6% 2.3% 2.3% 16,216
September
2021
4.7% 2.5% 2.4% 16,890

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.