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New 2018 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for Utah Businesses

2018 Tax Rates for Utah Businesses

The majority of Utah’s employers will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance tax rates for the 2018 calendar year. In 2018, more than 75 percent of Utah's established employers will qualify for the minimum contribution rate of approximately $34 per employee per year — a 48 percent decrease from 2017. Utah’s taxable wage base increased from $33,100 to $34,300 over the past year. More...

Utah's Employment Summary: October 2017

Employment for October 2017 grew by an estimated 2.7 percent, adding 39,400 jobs to Utah's economy since October 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,492,600. September’s year-over job growth was revised from 2.4 percent to 2.7 percent.

October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.3 percent. Approximately 51,600 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from September to 4.1 percent. More...