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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in St George peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2021, 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Utah 3.0% -0.1 +0.5
St George 3.5% +0.1 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 9,400. There are now 6,597 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,760 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 43. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 2,803 +43 +590

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.0% 3.5% 2,803
January
2021
6.3% 3.1% 3.4% 2,760
December
2020
6.7% 3.3% 3.8% 2,983
November
2020
6.7% 3.5% 4.4% 3,466
October
2020
6.9% 3.8% 4.3% 3,367
September
2020
7.8% 4.2% 5.6% 4,417
August
2020
8.4% 4.8% 4.7% 3,594
July
2020
10.2% 5.4% 5.0% 3,874
June
2020
11.1% 6.3% 6.0% 4,555
May
2020
13.3% 7.6% 9.7% 7,297
April
2020
14.8% 10.1% 12.6% 9,400

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.