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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in St George peaked in February 2010 at 10.8% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in May 2019, 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Utah 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
St George 3.2% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 February 2010 at 6,166. There are now 3,735 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,371 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 60. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 2,431 +15 -101

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 2,431
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 2,416
June
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.1% 2,376
May
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.1% 2,371
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.2% 2,396
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.2% 2,443
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 3.3% 2,514
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 3.4% 2,579
December
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.4% 2,575
November
2018
3.7% 3.2% 3.4% 2,577
October
2018
3.8% 3.2% 3.4% 2,571

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.