Summit County’s unemployment rate has been dropping since December 2009. During the height of the recession, our unemployment rate crested at 8.9% but has fallen to just 3%. This is the third lowest rate of any county in the state (Morgan and Cache are at 2.9%) and 2.5% lower than the national average of 5.5%.
We still have a ways to go to beat the recent record. In June 2007 we recorded a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of only 2.4%.