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St. George, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St George fell 3.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in St George peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare St George unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Utah 8.6% -1.8 +5.9
St George 9.5% -3.1 +6.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 9,400. There are now 2,161 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. St George employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St George, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
St George 7,239 -2,161 +4,925

Number of Unemployed Persons

St George, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployment Rate
St George
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 5.1%
May
2020
13.3% 8.6% 9.5% 7,239
April
2020
14.7% 10.4% 12.6% 9,400
March
2020
4.4% 3.8% 4.2% 3,215
February
2020
3.5% 2.5% 2.9% 2,213
January
2020
3.6% 2.5% 2.8% 2,178
December
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.7% 2,066
November
2019
3.5% 2.4% 2.7% 2,106
October
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.8% 2,151
September
2019
3.5% 2.5% 2.9% 2,200
August
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.9% 2,249
July
2019
3.7% 2.5% 3.0% 2,288

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.