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Utah's Employment Summary: April 2017


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for April 2017 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 46,700 jobs to the economy since April 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,468,700.


April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from March at 3.1 percent. Approximately 49,200 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to 4.4 percent. More...



Governor Recognizes Veteran Employment Team


Governor Gary R. Herbert presented the Workforce Services Veterans Employment team with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership at a ceremony at the Capitol today.

The award recognizes a team that showed "leadership and encouraged collaboration within the community served by the department" and "expanded the capacity by fostering team collaborations" and more. More...


Utah Honored for Excellence in Online Services



NASWA awards five states for outstanding performance in handling unemployment insurance claims through electronic systems


Washington, D.C. — NASWA's State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) division held their annual training conference in Kansas City, Missouri, this week and recognized five states for their Outstanding Performance in implementing SIDES Web Services, which provides a direct link between employers and state workforce agencies for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit claims processing.


The Outstanding Performance Awards go to five state agencies this year: Nebraska Department of Labor, Utah Department of Workforce Services, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. These awards are presented to states who have excelled in implementing their UI claims electronic response through SIDES. More...