Utah’s unemployment rate inched up a little in June despite the economy adding 49,200 jobs in the past year. June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.4 percent. Approximately 53,400 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work.
The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from May to June to 4.4 percent.
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June grew by an estimated 3.4 percent over the past year, adding 49,200 jobs. Utah’s current employment level sits at 1,477,700.