Utah's Employment Summary: April 2017


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for April 2017 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 46,700 jobs to the economy since April 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,468,700.


April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from March at 3.1 percent. Approximately 49,200 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to 4.4 percent. More...




Utah Honored for Excellence in Online Services



NASWA awards five states for outstanding performance in handling unemployment insurance claims through electronic systems


Washington, D.C. — NASWA's State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) division held their annual training conference in Kansas City, Missouri, this week and recognized five states for their Outstanding Performance in implementing SIDES Web Services, which provides a direct link between employers and state workforce agencies for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit claims processing.


The Outstanding Performance Awards go to five state agencies this year: Nebraska Department of Labor, Utah Department of Workforce Services, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. These awards are presented to states who have excelled in implementing their UI claims electronic response through SIDES. More...






Utah's Employment Summary: March 2017



Utah employment in March 2017 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 45,700 jobs to the economy since March 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,455,600.


March’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from February at 3.1 percent. Approximately 47,700 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4.5 percent. More...