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...
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...
study released on April 19, 2018 shows that afterschool programs in Utah are
improving the academic success for children experiencing intergenerational
see firsthand the success mentioned in the study, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, chair of the
Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, visited Guadalupe School’s
afterschool program—one of the participating programs. More...