Utah's Employment Summary: December 2016


Employment in Utah for December 2016 grew by an estimated 2.8 percent, adding 40,000 jobs to the economy since December 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,447,900.


December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 3.1 percent. Approximately 47,200 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from November to 4.7 percent. More...




Calculating an Employer's Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate



The U.S. Department of Labor recently released their July 2016 to September 2016 report on the status of the Unemployment Insurance Program. Additionally, Utah sent notification of 2017 contribution rates to all employers. 1 out of 5 employers were able to access this information the very next day by opting into Electronic Correspondence at jobs.utah.gov.


These new rates became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Employers will see the new rates when they file their report for January to March wages in April 2017.


Thanks to the effective management of our state legislature and the growing economy, Utah’s trust fund continues to be the 4th healthiest in the nation. This fund is used to pay benefits to eligible individuals. A healthy fund means that we have a robust enough balance to weather another significant increase in people claiming unemployment and that we’re not collecting more from employers than is necessary. More...






Utah's Employment Summary: November 2016


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2016 grew by an estimated 3.0 percent, adding 42,100 jobs to the economy since November 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,447,700.


November’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth from October to 3.1 percent. Approximately 46,600 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped three tenths of a percentage point from October to 4.6 percent. More...