Utah's Unemployment Insurance Division Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence



Utah's Unemployment Insurance Division was honored for its continual innovation and efficiency by Governor Gary R. Herbert at the annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence ceremony.


The Unemployment Insurance Division is made up of 185 employees who serve 80,000 Utah employers and annually process more than 65,000 unemployment claims. Utah’s unemployment tax and benefits program has been recognized as the best nationally by the U.S. Department of Labor for seven of the last eight years; yet, such recognition has not slowed improvement. More...





Utah's Unemployment Insurance Division honored for its program integrity



The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released the following announcement recognizing Utah’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division 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 eight states exceed that standard, with Utah being the second highest performing state at 76 percent - nearly 50 percent above the national average of 27 percent. More...