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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in St George peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare St George unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Utah 2.1% +0.1 -0.4
St George 2.2% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: St George, Utah, National

St George, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

St George, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in St George peaked in April 2020 at 9,250. There are now 7,322 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,890 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 38. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 1,928 +11 -211

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.1% 2.2% 1,928
August
2022
3.7% 2.0% 2.2% 1,917
July
2022
3.5% 2.0% 2.2% 1,911
June
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.3% 1,924
May
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.2% 1,919
April
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.2% 1,890
March
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.2% 1,890
February
2022
3.8% 2.1% 2.3% 1,946
January
2022
4.0% 2.2% 2.4% 2,031
December
2021
3.9% 2.3% 2.4% 2,069
November
2021
4.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2,061

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.