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Success of Utah’s UI Program Tied to Integrity

The U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 third quarter report gives Utah high marks for a healthy unemployment insurance (UI) program. The purpose of the UI program is to preserve a skilled workforce, benefiting both employers and workers.

Utah’s UI Trust Fund balance has recovered from the hit of the Great Recession when there were significant benefit increases. As of Sept. 30, 2015, the Trust Fund had a balance of nearly $926 million.

Utah has the 5th healthiest trust fund in the nation — based on total wages in the state and our ability to weather another significant increase in benefits. Utah has approximately 1.4 million individuals in its labor force covered under unemployment insurance, and nearly 75,000 employers paying into the UI Trust Fund. More...

Utah's reemployment strategies at work

The U.S. Department of Labor’s second quarter report gives Utah high marks for a healthy unemployment insurance (UI) program. The purpose of unemployment insurance is to preserve a skilled workforce and function as an economic stabilizer.


Utah has approximately 1.3 million individuals in its labor force covered under unemployment insurance, and nearly 75,000 employers paying into the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Fund. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 of Utah’s labor force claiming benefits.More...