In the news: Opportunities abound for Utah's workforce

Utah's economy has been in the news quite a bit this week after again posting strong job growth (4.2 percent) and low unemployment (3.4 percent) in February 2015. [Salt Lake Tribune] [Deseret News] [St. George Spectrum] [ABC 4 News] [KSL.com] Utah has been on the up-and-up for some time now following the Great Recession, and several indicators point to a strong economy in 2015.

In addition, a recent Forbes article praises Utah's enviable situation explaining "how Salt Lake City and Utah became the new gold standard."More...


Utah's Employment Summary: February 2015

February 2015 continued the trend of strong economic indicators for Utah's workforce and businesses. Jobs grew by an estimated 4.2 percent, adding 56,100 jobs to the economy as compared to February 2014. Utah's current employment level registers 1,356,300.

The unemployment rate for February remained on par with January 2015, measuring 3.4 percent. Approximately 49,400 Utahns were unemployed and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent for the month.More...


HUD Disaster Resilience Grant Public Hearing - 15 day comment period March 10 through 25

Public Notice

The Housing and Community Development Division of the Department of Workforce Services will hold a public hearing to solicit citizen comment on an application for a Disaster Resiliency grant through HUD. The grant is to mitigate damage to the Weber River from the floods of 2011. The hearing will be held on March 10, at 9:00 AM in room 401 at 1385 South State Street, SLC UT. In compliance with the Disability Act, individuals wishing to attend this meeting and who require special accommodations or individuals needing more information should contact Lora Rees at 801-468-0091.