COVID-19 Potential Fraud Scam Alert



via the U.S. Department of Agriculture (March 24, 2020)


Please be aware that unscrupulous individuals may use COVID-19 as an opportunity to create a scam in order to steal your personal information. The U.S. Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has already received at least one report of a potential scam targeting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. While many organizations are seeking to help communities respond to COVID-19, please be careful with any unknown individual or organization that requests your confidential information. Examples of confidential information include your social security number, bank information, or your SNAP EBT card or PIN number. More...





Utah's Employment Summary: February 2020



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for February 2020 grew by an estimated 2.9%, adding 44,300 jobs to the economy since February 2019. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,579,700. January’s year-over job growth has been minimally revised down to 2.8%.


February’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.5%. Approximately 40,400 Utahns were unemployed and actively seeking work during February. The national unemployment rate lowered one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5%. More...





How does Workforce Services use data from the American Community Survey?



In Utah, we’re gearing up for the 2020 Census. Most people are familiar with the Census and expect to see notices about it every 10 years. But, what many people may not be as familiar with is the annual American Community Survey, administered by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Recently, local TV news coverage highlighted the potential confusion citizens may have when receiving a notice to participate in the American Community Survey. More...