Local Employers Honored for Going the Extra Mile to Hire People with Disabilities



Four local businesses and one advocate empowering individuals with disabilities were honored with Golden Key Awards presented by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Department of Workforce Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation on October 24 at the Governor’s Mansion.


“These employers and leaders have had a great impact on the people they serve in their communities,” said Leah Lobato, director of the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. “Their dedication to go the extra mile in serving those with disabilities and veterans is inspiring and admirable." More...





Utah's Employment Summary: September 2017



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for September 2017 grew by an estimated 2.4 percent, adding 35,100 jobs to the economy since September 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,481,100.


September’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.4 percent. Approximately 53,800 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from August to 4.2 percent. More...





Utah Releases Sixth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty

The Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission released in October 2017 the state’s Sixth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependency and the Use of Public Assistance.


The report highlights data from multiple state agencies serving families in the cycle of poverty and shares an update on the Commission’s activities in advancing the work in key focus areas of early childhood development, education, family economic stability and health. More...