Utah’s veterans unemployment rate remains low



Latest report from Bureau of Labor Statistics show Utah’s jobless rate for veterans at 2.9 percent


According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Utah’s 2017 veteran unemployment rate was 2.9 percent, ranking Utah as one of only 12 states to be below 3.0 percent.


“Focusing on veterans has always been a top priority for our department,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “We proudly serve those who have served in the military with several key programs to help them transition into their next job and find a fulfilling career.” More...






Utah's Employment Summary: February 2018



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for February 2018 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 45,700 jobs to the economy since February 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,487,800. No revisions were made to January’s year-over job growth rate.


February’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 remained unchanged from January at 4.1 percent. More...





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