The U.S. Department of Labor recently released their
January-March 2016 quarterly report on the status of the Unemployment Insurance
(UI) program. Around the same time, the U.S. Government Accountability Office
released a report on customer service within the national UI landscape. More...
The U.S. Department of Labor most recent quarterly summary
report for October-December 2015 ranks Utah 7th overall when it
comes to duration of an individual collecting benefits and 2nd when
taken within the context of the maximum number of weeks available.
The average individual qualifies for 21.7 weeks and only collects
12.1 weeks, about half of the benefits they qualify for before returning to
Recent news articles have
highlighted the economic challenges that have occurred in the Uintah Basin area
because of changes in the oil and gas industry. These challenges have led to
our Roosevelt and Vernal employment centers being busier than normal in helping
individuals find work in the area. Workforce Services’ employment counselors work
everyday to connect employers with job seekers. A big part of our success is
the relationships we have with businesses. More...