Utah's Employment Summary: April 2018



Utah’s employment for April 2018 grew by an estimated 3.4 percent, adding 49,400 jobs to the economy since April 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,510,800. No revision was made to March’s year-over job growth rate.


April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the prior month at 3.1 percent. Approximately 48,600 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. More...





New study of Utah’s “core IT” sector



A new study of Utah’s information technology industry shows a fast-growing and high-paying sector for those with STEM-focused bachelor’s degrees and higher, as well as those with vocational training. The in-depth labor market study focused on coding workers, or “core IT” — those who design and build an IT company’s product.


Key findings of the study, A Labor Study of Software Publishing and Computer Systems Design, conducted by the Utah Workforce Research and Analysis Division, highlight the core IT industry’s strength and room for growth. With more than 90 percent of core IT new hires coming from other industries within Utah, researchers believe the vast majority are Utah-educated. More...





Utah's Employment Summary: March 2018



Employment in Utah for March 2018 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 48,000 jobs to the economy since March 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,501,800. No revisions were made to February’s year-over job growth rate.


March’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the prior month at 3.1 percent. Approximately 48,500 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged from February at 4.1 percent. More...