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Town Hall Meeting on February 20 for WIOA

The general public is invited to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to provide comment on the federally required two-year modification of the Utah Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan. The state plan outlines Utah’s four-year strategy to increase access to and opportunities for employment, education and training. The modifications reflect updates or changes to the plan. View the flyer here. More...

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 Unemployment Insurance Program Leads Nationally

Utah’s nearly 80,000 employers, as well as individuals and families in need, continue to benefit from the best unemployment insurance and appeals programs in the nation, the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today. Utah was honored for its top performing programs, which operate faster and more effectively than any other medium-sized state in the nation.

“We set a high bar of excellence for our service to both the employers who fund Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program, and those individuals in need of temporary financial support,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “These honors highlight our commitment to exceptional customer service and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars."

Utah was recognized for its operational excellence in appeals decisions and tax operations. The awards were presented at the National Unemployment Insurance Directors’ Conference happening this week in Orlando, Florida. More...