Utah's Employment Summary: January 2017


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for January 2017 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 43,800 jobs to the economy since January 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,431,800.


January’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one tenth of a percent from December to 3.1. Approximately 47,800 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to 4.8 percent. More...




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...