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Employment and Occupational Information in Utah



Snapshot of Employment in Utah in 2010
1,148,520
Total Employment
8.20 %
Unemployment Rate
$40,120
Average Annual Salary
  • #6 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #6 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #14 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #31 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #36 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for Utah in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Utah in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Utah in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Utah in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Utah in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Utah
United States
Total Employment
1,148,520
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-37,250
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
56.20 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
70.50 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.20 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
6.60 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.50 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Utah


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Salary Information for Utah
Annual Salary Distribution for Utah in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Utah in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Utah in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Utah in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Utah in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Utah
United States
Average Annual Salary
$40,120
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$19.29
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Utah


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VIEW ALL UTAH OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $88,080
2. Legal Occupations: $87,340
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $70,310
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $69,130
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $65,680
Table 3. Highest Paying Utah Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Production Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Management Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Utah Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 18.43 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 11.20 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 7.67 %
4. Production Occupations: 6.72 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.71 %
Table 5. Popular Utah Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Legal Occupations: 0.07 %
2. Protective Service Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.05 %
5. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations: 0.01 %
Table 6. Utah Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Utah Metro Areas Information


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HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Salt Lake City, UT: $42,570
2. Provo-Orem, UT: $38,830
3. Ogden-Clearfield, UT: $38,270
4. Logan, UT: $34,750
5. St. George, UT: $34,160
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Salt Lake City, UT: 0.03 %
2. Logan, UT: 0.02 %
3. Provo-Orem, UT: 0.02 %
4. St. George, UT: 0.02 %
5. Ogden-Clearfield, UT: 0.02 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Salt Lake City, UT: 591,940
2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT: 190,210
3. Provo-Orem, UT: 167,780
4. Logan, UT: 47,730
5. St. George, UT: 45,150
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Logan, UT: -0.01 %
2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT: -0.02 %
3. Salt Lake City, UT: -0.03 %
4. Provo-Orem, UT: -0.03 %
5. St. George, UT: -0.06 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Utah Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Salt Lake City, UT : 27,767
2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT : 10,285
3. Provo-Orem, UT : 9,887
4. St. George, UT : 4,000
5. Logan, UT: 3,208
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Salt Lake City, UT : 1.18
2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT : 1.14
3. Provo-Orem, UT : 1.11
4. St. George, UT : 1.07
5. Logan, UT: 1.05
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Salt Lake City, UT : 20.28
2. Provo-Orem, UT : 16.81
3. Ogden-Clearfield, UT : 15.11
4. Logan, UT: 12.93
5. St. George, UT : 11.29
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Salt Lake City, UT : $795,511
2. Provo-Orem, UT : $556,307
3. Ogden-Clearfield, UT : $475,725
4. Logan, UT: $363,342
5. St. George, UT : $302,973
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Retail trade: 13.25%
2. Manufacturing: 11.1%
3. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 10.78%
4. Health care and social assistance: 10.18%
5. Accommodation and food services: 8.67%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 10,790
2. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 8,037
3. Retail trade: 5,996
4. Health care and social assistance: 5,577
5. Real estate and rental and leasing: 4,164
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 60.56
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 53.9
3. Educational services: 44.87
4. Manufacturing: 38.21
5. Information: 35.52
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $4,867,733
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $3,951,680
3. Information: $1,963,138
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,763,451
5. Manufacturing: $1,726,183
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Utah


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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