Utah's Employment Summary: December 2020



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2020 has grown by an estimated 0.6% across the past 12 months, with 9,900 more jobs since December 2019. Utah’s current employment level stands at 1,606,000. Utah’s November year-over job change remains unrevised at -0.2%.


December’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 3.6%, with approximately 60,100 Utahns unemployed. Utah’s November unemployment rate is unchanged at 4.3%. The December national unemployment rate of 6.7% is unchanged from November. More...





Utah's Employment Summary: November 2020



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2020 has contracted by an estimated 0.2% across the past 12 months, with 2,800 fewer jobs since November 2019. Utah’s current employment level stands at 1,590,100. Utah’s October year-over job change remains unrevised at -0.5%.


November’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 4.3%, with approximately 70,900 Utahns unemployed. Utah’s October unemployment rate is unchanged at 4.1%. The national unemployment rate for November lowered from October’s 6.9% to 6.7%. More...





Utah Employers Recognized for Commitment to Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans in the Workplace



Twelve local businesses, agencies and advocates received Golden Key Awards today for exceeding standards in recruiting, hiring and retaining practices for individuals with disabilities and veterans. The Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and Department of Workforce Services’ Utah State Office of Rehabilitation presented the awards during a virtual Disability:IN Utah event.


The event featured keynote speaker Stephani Victor, a five-time Paralympic medalist, actress and film director. Victor praised today’s winners for their commitment to inclusivity: “COVID hit and here we are, trying to still connect and recognize the great efforts of providing employment first of all in a time where millions of people are losing their jobs and specifically for including people with disabilities. …When you adapt and when you collectively adapt together you build resilience; you build a community that is just and kind.”


Every year award recipients are nominated by their peers, employees and community partners for making the commitment to support people with disabilities and veterans through employment, including recruitment, training and workplace accommodations. More...