A Peek into the Economic Crystal Ball

Utah Releases New Short-Term Occupational Projections

By Lecia Parks Langston, Senior Economist

"I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place." –Winston Churchill

In contrast to Winston Churchill, economists at the Utah Department of Workforce Services don’t have the luxury of projecting occupational trends after the fact. Our latest foray into the world of the unknown has produced the 2017 to 2019 occupational projections for Utah. You can find the full set of projections here. More...

Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program honored for fraud prevention

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released the following announcement recognizing Utah’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program for its work in preventing and eliminating fraud and waste.

The U.S. Department of Labor's standard for the percentage of UI claims that states respond to using the UI State Information Data Exchange System (see details below) is 50 percent. Only nine states exceed that standard, with Utah being the top performing state at 95 percent. More...