LinkedIn and Utah Launch New Re-employment Pilot Program

Utah leverages public-private partnership to improve re-employment outcomes

LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, selected the State of Utah for the launch of a new pilot program to help people who are out of work get hired by showcasing their professional brands and leveraging their professional connections.

The innovative pilot with LinkedIn and Utah’s Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division helps job seekers build and improve their LinkedIn profiles and leverage their professional connections to get hired. As part of the pilot, LinkedIn has provided 384 unemployed workers free, one-year LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium subscriptions. More...

Utah's Employment Summary: December 2016

Employment in Utah for December 2016 grew by an estimated 2.8 percent, adding 40,000 jobs to the economy since December 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,447,900.

December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 3.1 percent. Approximately 47,200 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from November to 4.7 percent. More...

Calculating an Employer's Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released their July 2016 to September 2016 report on the status of the Unemployment Insurance Program. Additionally, Utah sent notification of 2017 contribution rates to all employers. 1 out of 5 employers were able to access this information the very next day by opting into Electronic Correspondence at

These new rates became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Employers will see the new rates when they file their report for January to March wages in April 2017.

Thanks to the effective management of our state legislature and the growing economy, Utah’s trust fund continues to be the 4th healthiest in the nation. This fund is used to pay benefits to eligible individuals. A healthy fund means that we have a robust enough balance to weather another significant increase in people claiming unemployment and that we’re not collecting more from employers than is necessary. More...