Utah Employment Statistics

  • 103,667 employers
  • 1,478,814 employees
  • $933 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 15.3% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 1.8% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Utah Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 18,596 more businesses
  • 321,110 more employees
  • 27.7% increase in total wages
  • $9,893 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 25.6% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Utah Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Salt Lake County Utah, 43,529
County with the Most Employees: Salt Lake County Utah, 585,580
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Salt Lake County Utah, $1,018
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Garfield County Utah, 13.3%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Utah, see: Utah Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Utah see:Utah Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 1,550,477 employed workers
  • 45,448 unemployed workers
  • 2.8% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Utah, see: Utah Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 107,456 employers, up 4.9% from 102,479
  • 1,522,514 employees, up 3.3% from 1,474,067
  • $936 average weekly wage, up 4.1% from $899
  • The average weekly wage is 14.5% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 1.6% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Utah, see: Utah Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.