These Are The 10 Cities In Utah With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Utah with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Utah for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Beehive State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Centerville(Jobs)
  2. Eagle Mountain(Jobs)
  3. Farmington(Jobs)
  4. Riverton(Jobs)
  5. Syracuse(Jobs)
  6. Kaysville(Jobs)
  7. South Jordan(Jobs)
  8. Bountiful(Jobs)
  9. Woods Cross(Jobs)
  10. Holladay(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Centerville takes the cake as the place in Utah with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Utah that have the most robust job force.

Or for more Utah job information, check out:

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How We Determined The Cities In Utah With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Utah’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 51 places in Utah.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 51 with one being the “most employed city in Utah”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

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1. Centerville

Centerville, Utah

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Population: 16,104
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Centerville comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 2.6 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,468
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Eagle Mountain doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Farmington

Farmington, Utah

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Population: 20,440
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Farmington, earning the bronze medal with a score of 2.8 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Riverton

Riverton, Utah

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Population: 40,274
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Riverton. With a population of 40274 residents, Riverton is a solid place to move in Utah if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Syracuse

Syracuse, Utah

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Population: 25,374
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Syracuse. Numbering around 25374 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 3.3%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Kaysville

Kaysville, Utah

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Population: 28,480
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
The city of Kaysville is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,528
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of South Jordan. With a unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Bountiful

Bountiful, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,947
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Coming in at #8, Bountiful has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Utah’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Woods Cross

Woods Cross, Utah

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Population: 10,389
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Woods Cross, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Holladay

Holladay, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,896
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Holladay, Utah. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 51.

Holladay’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Utah

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit www.zippia.com to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Utah with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Cedar City
  2. Tooele
  3. Ogden

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Utah

City Rank Unemployment
Centerville 1 2.6%
Eagle Mountain 2 2.8%
Farmington 3 2.8%
Riverton 4 3.0%
Syracuse 5 3.3%
Kaysville 6 3.5%
South Jordan 7 3.7%
Bountiful 8 4.1%
Woods Cross 9 4.1%
Holladay 10 4.2%
Lehi 11 4.3%
Springville 12 4.3%
Draper 13 4.4%
Saratoga Springs 14 4.4%
South Ogden 15 4.4%
Sandy 16 4.5%
North Ogden 17 4.5%
Layton 18 4.7%
Lindon 19 4.7%
Cottonwood Heights 20 4.7%
Clinton 21 4.8%
Highland 22 4.9%
Payson 23 4.9%
Washington 24 4.9%
Spanish Fork 25 5.0%
North Salt Lake 26 5.2%
American Fork 27 5.5%
Cedar Hills 28 5.5%
Roy 29 5.5%
Murray 30 5.5%
Smithfield 31 5.5%
Clearfield 32 5.7%
West Haven 33 5.7%
Heber 34 5.8%
Midvale 35 6.0%
Pleasant Grove 36 6.0%
West Jordan 37 6.0%
Orem 38 6.2%
Logan 39 6.3%
Provo 40 6.3%
Taylorsville 41 6.4%
South Salt Lake 42 6.5%
Herriman 43 6.6%
Salt Lake City 44 6.7%
Hurricane 45 6.8%
Brigham City 46 6.8%
West Valley City 47 7.9%
St. George 48 8.1%
Ogden 49 8.1%
Tooele 50 8.4%
Cedar City 51 9.5%

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