Utah's reemployment strategies at work

The U.S. Department of Labor’s second quarter report gives Utah high marks for a healthy unemployment insurance (UI) program. The purpose of unemployment insurance is to preserve a skilled workforce and function as an economic stabilizer.


Utah has approximately 1.3 million individuals in its labor force covered under unemployment insurance, and nearly 75,000 employers paying into the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Fund. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 of Utah’s labor force claiming benefits.More...



Workforce Wednesday: Holiday Hiring Creates Opportunity

Well it’s that time of year again. We’re not talking about the October 15 tax filing extension deadline (but seriously, get your taxes done). Employers all over Utah are gearing up for the fall/winter holiday season, which means a lot of new opportunity for job seekers.

Reporters often ask us about seasonal holiday hiring trends, so it’s something we keep an eye on each year. Job seekers interested in taking advantage of the seasonal job growth should not delay starting their search, and we have some tools that can help.More...


Utah's Fourth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty

Utah families trapped in a cycle of poverty have tremendous potential. Their untapped human capital offers a chance for the state economy to benefit from their increased contributions and innovations, and these families have the opportunity to improve their own circumstances by taking advantage of the economic opportunity abounding in our state. There’s no state better positioned to tackle intergenerational poverty than Utah. And with the help of all the right players, we’re confident we’ll see unbridled economic success for Utah families, communities, and our state as a whole.

The fourth annual report on intergenerational poverty sheds additional light on this issue and the factors involved that impact Utah families and children.More...