The Road to Prosperity Dashboard tracks Utah’s economic outlook. The Dashboard, which is updated monthly, provides essential insights, tracks timely and leading measures, and shares salient indicators.

First Dashboard released: September 2020.

“Utah’s low unemployment rate and positive job growth remain a bright spot for our economy. In addition, our housing market has begun to stabilize as more inventory has arrived and rates have begun to level off. With these two areas in mind, Utah is well-positioned to remain a top place for talent and business.”
Natalie Gochnour, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
“The most recent dashboard shows the impact record inflation and interest rate hikes have had on our economy. Thankfully, most industries in Utah have prevailed with steady job growth and labor force participation that is well above the national average. We remain optimistic that the state’s economy will stabilize further and ensure our continued prosperity.”
Derek Miller, Salt Lake Chamber

Three Essential Insights from the August 2022 Dashboard

Utah’s unemployment ranks second in the nation.

Utah’s unemployment ranks second in the nation.

Utah’s July unemployment rate of 2.0% is the second lowest in the nation, tied with Nebraska and New Hampshire and closely trailing Minnesota.

Home prices begin to stabilize.

Home prices begin to stabilize.

After rapid housing increases over the last year, Utah’s median home sales price has begun to stabilize falling slightly from $535,050 in May to $530,000 in June 2022.

Consumer confidence lowest on record.

Consumer confidence lowest on record.

Utah’s July consumer confidence fell again and is the lowest since data collection began in October 2020. National confidence increased slightly from June to July.