Utah Employment Data 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%



Beaver County Utah

Total Businesses1880.2% of state total
Total Employment1,9560.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65269.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services3518.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry48724.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2010.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores26613.6% of county employees



Box Elder County Utah

Total Businesses1,2321.2% of state total
Total Employment17,5841.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72577.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction19115.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,03034.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places615.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3647.8% of county employees



Cache County Utah

Total Businesses3,4763.5% of state total
Total Employment44,2953.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67672.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services48213.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing11,14625.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1454.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,4247.7% of county employees



Carbon County Utah

Total Businesses5220.5% of state total
Total Employment6,1120.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78283.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare8616.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,01016.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places366.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of physicians1742.8% of county employees



Daggett County Utah

Total Businesses300.0% of state total
Total Employment1870.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$50454.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services1033.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction00.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hotels and motels except casino hotels620.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels9048.1% of county employees



Davis County Utah

Total Businesses8,0808.1% of state total
Total Employment97,8417.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79284.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,30216.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade15,27615.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3934.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,9639.2% of county employees



Duchesne County Utah

Total Businesses6940.7% of state total
Total Employment5,5770.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$945101.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction11817.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction1,51827.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining9714.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining89916.1% of county employees



Emery County Utah

Total Businesses1760.2% of state total
Total Employment2,1810.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91397.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4223.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade50623.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores137.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores25511.7% of county employees



Garfield County Utah

Total Businesses1920.2% of state total
Total Employment1,9180.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53457.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate13.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services6734.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade20310.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hotels and motels except casino hotels3116.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels74138.6% of county employees



Grand County Utah

Total Businesses4960.5% of state total
Total Employment4,6710.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58362.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services10020.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,82839.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places479.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places96520.7% of county employees



Iron County Utah

Total Businesses1,4481.5% of state total
Total Employment13,4961.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59163.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction21114.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,38417.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places835.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,52311.3% of county employees



Juab County Utah

Total Businesses2280.2% of state total
Total Employment2,7000.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68773.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4218.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing74927.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places208.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Engineering services1023.8% of county employees



Kane County Utah

Total Businesses2770.3% of state total
Total Employment2,6950.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59864.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services6222.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,04938.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places259.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels56621.0% of county employees



Millard County Utah

Total Businesses3200.3% of state total
Total Employment3,7230.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78283.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6219.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade65817.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places226.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2947.9% of county employees



Morgan County Utah

Total Businesses3170.3% of state total
Total Employment1,7380.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79184.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7724.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction47127.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Management consulting services206.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Plumbing and hvac contractors1046.0% of county employees



Piute County Utah

Total Businesses260.0% of state total
Total Employment1450.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$47851.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade519.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services128.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Supermarkets and other grocery stores27.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production00.0% of county employees



Rich County Utah

Total Businesses1040.1% of state total
Total Employment6170.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$45849.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services1817.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services17027.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1413.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12119.6% of county employees



Salt Lake County Utah

Total Businesses43,52943.7% of state total
Total Employment585,58046.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,018109.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services8,05418.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade72,15612.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,8684.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places37,5476.4% of county employees



San Juan County Utah

Total Businesses2520.3% of state total
Total Employment2,4910.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66771.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services4618.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare63125.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hotels and motels except casino hotels228.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1556.2% of county employees



Sanpete County Utah

Total Businesses5180.5% of state total
Total Employment4,9440.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58662.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7514.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing91618.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places387.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4649.4% of county employees



Sevier County Utah

Total Businesses5840.6% of state total
Total Employment7,0230.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68172.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8514.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,37619.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places356.0% of county businesses
Most Employees General freight trucking long-distance6088.7% of county employees



Summit County Utah

Total Businesses2,7622.8% of state total
Total Employment24,1051.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85491.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services49017.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services6,35326.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Offices of real estate agents and brokers1505.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,18613.2% of county employees



Tooele County Utah

Total Businesses9931.0% of state total
Total Employment12,2471.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73278.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare14414.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,84615.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places606.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1309.2% of county employees



Uintah County Utah

Total Businesses1,1291.1% of state total
Total Employment9,4490.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$88394.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction17615.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction1,77018.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining15814.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining1,12411.9% of county employees



Utah County Utah

Total Businesses15,45515.5% of state total
Total Employment201,63716.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86492.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,59816.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade31,76015.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Management consulting services7024.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places15,0717.5% of county employees



Wasatch County Utah

Total Businesses1,0251.0% of state total
Total Employment7,1290.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72277.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction19819.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,25017.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction706.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places76310.7% of county employees



Washington County Utah

Total Businesses5,4715.5% of state total
Total Employment54,8564.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67071.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction91116.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare10,23818.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2674.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,77910.5% of county employees



Wayne County Utah

Total Businesses1020.1% of state total
Total Employment7640.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$54057.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate10.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services2423.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services25333.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hotels and motels except casino hotels1211.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12916.9% of county employees



Weber County Utah

Total Businesses5,7655.8% of state total
Total Employment84,8146.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77182.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction78913.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14,29216.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3456.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,8598.1% of county employees






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