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Utah's Employment Summary: August 2017



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for August 2017 grew by an estimated 2.8 percent, adding 39,900 jobs to the economy since August 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,465,100.


August’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the prior month at 3.5 percent. Approximately 54,600 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from July to 4.4 percent. More...




Eagle Awards Winners Support Veterans in Employment Goals

In the state of Utah, there are hundreds of individuals in the Department of Workforce Services dedicated to helping veterans access resources for employment and assistance programs. Employees of Workforce Services have helped numerous veterans find employment, but a few were honored at this year's veterans conference for going above and beyond to help a veteran in need.


Each year five individuals are honored for their commitment and efforts in assisting veterans to the best of their ability. They spent countless hours helping them find the resources they needed, and for that reason the following individuals were honored with an Eagle Award.


This year’s Eagle Award winners are: More...