Successful Living with Hearing Loss



By Virginia Parker, Hard of Hearing Assistant


It is possible to have a successful and happy life, even when faced with hearing loss. That is the message five panelists shared on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, during a panel discussion entitled: “Successful Living with Hearing Loss.” The panelists provided practical life and career advice for attendees.


Some of the panelists have lived with hearing loss since birth, while others have had to adapt to hearing loss later in life. The panelists’ careers vary from research scientists, to concert organizers, to legal assistants. Some are parents. Some are single. One has traveled the world alone. Some are leaders in the hearing loss community. Some depend on hearing aids or assistive hearing devices. Some have cochlear implants. Some know signing. Some rely heavily on lip/speech reading. The panelists all live in different parts of the country; but, besides hearing loss, there’s one other thing they all have in common: they are all happy, successful people! Hearing loss, even at the most severe levels, has not stopped any of them from living a fulfilling, exciting and enjoyable life. More...






Utah's Employment Summary: June 2020



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2020 contracted by an estimated 2.8%, with 43,100 jobs sidelined compared to the June 2019 employment. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,515,200. Utah’s May year-over job change has been revised down two-tenths of a percentage point to -5.0%.


June’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 5.1%. Approximately 85,700 Utahns were unemployed during June. Utah’s May unemployment rate has been revised upward a tenth of a percentage point to 8.6%. The national unemployment rate for June lowered to 11.1%. More...





Unemployment Claims and COVID-19 Economic Impacts



Unemployment Insurance Claims Data Shed Light on the Local Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic


Our team of regional economists take a deep dive into the initial impacts of COVID-19 on Utah’s local economies and our workforce. Learn more about the breakdown of unemployment claims by industry and how your region is faring:


  • CENTRAL (Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne counties)
  • SOUTHWEST (Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington counties)