Some Facts About Utah’s Veterans May Surprise You

By Lecia Parks Langston, Senior Economist

“Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.”

–Rodney Frelinghuysen

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides a wealth of information about the country’s veterans right down to the county level. The accompanying visualization and bullet points outline some of the pertinent facts about Utah’s population with past military service. More...

Eagle Award Winners Go Above and Beyond to Support Veterans

The Department of Workforce Services has hundreds of individuals who are dedicated to helping veterans access the resources they need in order to find employment, but there are a few who go above and beyond to serve veterans.

Each year five individuals are honored for their extraordinary efforts to serve veterans in their community, and receive an Eagle Award. Their efforts have made a great impact on the veterans they have served. More...

Utah’s veterans unemployment rate remains low

Latest report from Bureau of Labor Statistics show Utah’s jobless rate for veterans at 2.9 percent

According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Utah’s 2017 veteran unemployment rate was 2.9 percent, ranking Utah as one of only 12 states to be below 3.0 percent.

“Focusing on veterans has always been a top priority for our department,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “We proudly serve those who have served in the military with several key programs to help them transition into their next job and find a fulfilling career.” More...