Workforce Stats

The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported that Utah’s 2019 civilian labor force was 1.61 million. During November 2019, the Utah unemployment rate was an impressive 2.4% — substantially lower than the national unemployment rate at the time of 3.5%. For the period ending October 2019, the Davis County labor force was 177,871 with the unemployment rate at an almost unheard-of 2%!

Percentage of Total Employment in Utah by Industry (Sept 2021)

  • Retail Trade (13.21%)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance (12.0%)
  • Manufacturing (10.64%)
  • Accommodations & Food Services (9.29%)
  • Construction (9.06%)
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (8.68%)
  • Admin Support & Waste Management (6.93%)
  • Finance & Insurance (5.44%)
  • Transportation & Warehousing (4.72%)
  • Wholesale Trade (4.04%)
  • Education (3.36%)
  • Other Services (except Public Admin) (3.13%)
  • Information (3.02%)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (1.89%)
[Source: Utah Workforce Services https://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/utalmis/#/industry]

In Davis County, almost one-fourth of all jobs are in government (28,573 in year 2019), and Hill Air Force Base makes up the majority of those jobs. The economy in Davis County is anchored by Hill Air Force Base. In 2019, 27,650 people worked at Hill Air Force Base, including military, civil service, and private contractors. Davis County jobs are followed closely by Trade, Transportation and Utilities with 22,700 jobs in 2019.

Davis County job Counts by Sector (Sept 2021)

  • Retail Trade (15.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14.1%)
  • Manufacturing (12.2%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (%9.6)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8.4%)
  • Admin Support & Waste Management (6.2%)
  • Transportation and Warehousing (4.7%)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (3.7%)
  • Other Services (except Public Admin) (3.6%)
  • Finance and Insurance (2.8%)
  • Education Services (2.7%)
  • Wholesale Trade (2.2%)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (1.5%)
  • Information (1.2%)
[Source: Utah Workforce Services https://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/utalmis/#/industry]