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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in St George peaked in March 2010 at 10.8% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare St George unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Utah 3.0% -0.1 -0.1
St George 3.0% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 December 2009 at 6,167. There are now 3,879 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,277 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 11. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 2,288 -164 -23

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.0%
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.0% 2,288
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.3% 2,452
December
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.5% 2,579
November
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.4% 2,497
October
2018
3.8% 3.2% 3.3% 2,441
September
2018
3.7% 3.1% 3.6% 2,672
August
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.8% 2,759
July
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.4% 2,460
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 3.4% 2,483
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.2% 2,380
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.4% 2,525

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.