Utah’s June 2018 employment grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 47,900 jobs to the economy since June 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,591,400. May’s year-over job growth rate was revised downward to 3.1 percent.
June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the prior month at 3.0 percent. Approximately 48,400 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased two tenths of a percentage point to 4.0 percent. More...
The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation in Roosevelt will be moving into a new location at 140 West 425 South #330 starting Monday, July 23, 2018.
The office is moving to be co-located with its Workforce Services peers in the Employment Center. The co-location will provide a variety of additional resources and services to clients from this new location.
The Roosevelt office at 1100 East Lagoon Street, will remain open until end of business day Friday, July 20, 2018. For anyone who has questions, concerns, or need assistance with travel directions to the new office, call 801-465-8384. View Flyer.
Today the Department of Workforce Services announced $1.8 million in grants to better meet the state’s skilled workforce needs. Talent Ready Utah grants are designed to strengthen collaboration between industry, education and economic development leaders to create talent pipelines for high-demand, high-wage occupations.
“Solving Utah’s workforce needs will take creativity and collaboration,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “The grant winners we are announcing today have demonstrated true collaboration between industry and education to solve a workforce need. We are looking forward to seeing their success grow over the next year.” More...