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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 2.8%. 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 12.2% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare St George unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Utah 2.7% -0.1 -4.9
St George 2.8% +0.1 -5.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 9,465. There are now 7,194 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,127 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 144. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 2,271 +64 -4,371

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 2.7% 2.8% 2,271
April
2021
6.1% 2.8% 2.7% 2,207
March
2021
6.0% 2.9% 2.6% 2,127
February
2021
6.2% 3.0% 3.4% 2,763
January
2021
6.3% 3.1% 3.4% 2,777
December
2020
6.7% 3.3% 3.5% 2,846
November
2020
6.7% 3.5% 3.7% 2,997
October
2020
6.9% 3.8% 4.0% 3,209
September
2020
7.8% 4.2% 4.7% 3,812
August
2020
8.4% 4.8% 5.3% 4,236
July
2020
10.2% 5.4% 6.2% 4,848

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.