Educating the Future Generation

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Commissioner's Corner.
Photo of Utah's Commissioner on Apprenticeships Melisa Stark.Teacher Appreciation Week was May 8-12, 2023. Teachers are called many things: educators, mentors, instructors, etc. No matter what they are called, we can all agree they truly have an influence on lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Everyone can recall at least one teacher, if not more, who has profoundly impacted their life. Teachers are the rock stars of education and work tirelessly to enrich the lives of the next generation. More...

Utah's Employment Summary: April 2023

SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2023)  — Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for April 2023 increased an estimated 2.6% across the past 12 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 43,500 jobs since April 2022. Utah’s current job count stands at 1,720,300.

April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.3%. Approximately 41,300 Utahns are unemployed. Utah’s March unemployment rate is unrevised at 2.4%. The April national unemployment rate moved down one notch to 3.4%. More...

Measuring Inflation: CPI and PCE

By Ben Crabb, Regional Economist

Inflation has been one of the big economic stories of the past two years, with prices rising at the fastest rates in 40 years. With the price of food, energy, housing and service all up substantially, inflation’s impact has been felt by just about everyone.

To understand how inflation is measured, this article will explore two of the most commonly used inflation indexes: the Consumer Price Index (CPI) developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); and the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). More...