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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.3%. 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 March 2010 at 10.8% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare St George unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Utah 3.2% 0.0 0.0
St George 3.3% -0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 3,729 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 161. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 2,438 -234 -13

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.3% 2,438
September
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.6% 2,672
August
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.8% 2,759
July
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.4% 2,460
June
2018
4.0% 3.0% 3.4% 2,483
May
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.2% 2,380
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.4% 2,525
March
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.4% 2,458
February
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.2% 2,311
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.2% 2,277
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.4% 2,429

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.