Refugees Carry on the Pioneering Spirit



Utah was founded by pioneers seeking refuge from oppression and that tradition continues today. In his final State of the State address, Governor Gary Herbert compared the refugees living in Utah to the pioneers who founded the state.


“Today new modern pioneers are still coming here in search of a better life and new opportunities,” Herbert said.


Utah is home to more than 65,000 refugees, and each of them add culture and diversity to the state. They all come with a hope for a better life and a desire to make a positive impact on their community. More...






Utah's Employment Summary: December 2019



Employment in Utah for December 2019 grew by an estimated 3.3%, adding 50,400 jobs to the economy since December 2018. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,599,500. November’s year-over job growth is revised upward two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.5%.


December’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate lowered one-tenth of a percentage point to 2.3%. This becomes Utah’s lowest recorded unemployment rate. Approximately 37,900 Utahns were unemployed and actively seeking work during December. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5%. More...





Utah's Employment Summary: November 2019



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2019 grew by an estimated 3.3%, adding 51,600 jobs to the economy since November 2018. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,595,800. October’s year-over job growth is unrevised at 3.3%.


November’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate lowered one-tenth of a percentage point to 2.4%. This matches Utah’s lowest recorded unemployment rate, only seen before in early 2007. Approximately 39,200 Utahns were unemployed and actively seeking work during November. The national unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5%. More...