Salt Lake City–Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2018 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 47,900 jobs to the economy since June 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,591,400. May’s year-over job growth rate was revised downward to 3.1 percent.
June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the prior month at 3.0 percent. Approximately 48,400 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased two tenths of a percentage point to 4.0 percent.
“The summer season is bringing new jobs to Utah’s economy,” reported Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “Growth in various industries presents a multitude of career-advancing opportunities for the state’s job seekers.”
Utah’s private sector employment grew by 3.6 percent year-over with the addition of 44,200 positions. Eight of the 10 private sector industry groups measured in the establishment survey posted net job increases in June, while Natural Resources and Mining lost 300 jobs year-over and Information decreased by 500. The largest private sector employment increases were in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (12,100 jobs); Professional and Business Services (9,100 jobs); and Education and Health Services (7,200 jobs). The fastest employment growth occurred in Construction (6.2 percent); Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (4.4 percent); and Professional and Business Services (4.4 percent).
* Additional analysis and tables https://jobs.utah.gov/wi/update/index.html
* County unemployment rates for June will be posted on or shortly after July 23, 2018, at https://jobs.utah.gov/wi/update/une/season.pdf
* July employment information will be released at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Statistics generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., modeled from monthly employer (employment) and household (unemployment) surveys.