Homelessness on the Decline in Utah

We often lump those who are homeless into one category based on myths and stereotypes. The reality is there are many faces of homelessness. In fact, they are our neighbors: 88 percent of Utah's homeless population lived in Utah when they became homeless.

Although the causes of homelessness are complex, there are solutions.More...


Four Biggest Myths of the Unemployment Rate

I work and report upon the unemployment rate here in Utah and can attest through feedback and public comments that the unemployment rate can be a misunderstood statistic. There are several myths I have viewed that surround the public’s perception of the unemployment rate. First some basics. Every month, the federal government conducts More...


Utah's First Steps to Tackle Intergenerational Poverty


We often hear about Utah’s stellar economy and world-class workforce as a matter of fact these days, but despite these strengths the Beehive State is not without it’s challenges. Though our poverty rate is comparably low, thousands of Utah families find themselves caught in a cycle of intergenerational poverty - which creates barriers to this economic success. More...