Utah’s Employment Summary: February 2022


(March 18, 2022) Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for February 2022 increased an estimated 4.2% across the past 12 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 66,000 jobs since February 2020. Utah’s current job count stands at 1,646,500.

February’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.1%, with approximately 35,300 Utahns unemployed. January’s unemployment rate remains unrevised at 2.2%. The February national unemployment rate dropped two percentage points to 3.8%. More...



Multiple Job Holding in Utah


By Mark Knold, Chief Economist

The number of Utah workers holding a second job has increased by nearly 50% across the past 20 years, numbering nearly 60,000 just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Multiple job holding is defined as holding two jobs simultaneously during a calendar quarter. The primary job is the one with the highest wage earnings. The secondary job is the one with the lower wage earnings. More...



Virtual Open House Highlights Services for the Blind and visually Impaired



The Utah Department of Workforce Services’ Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) hosted its annual open house March 3. This year, the event was held virtually through ZOOM. Staff demonstrated the many services available through DSBVI including classes for braille, career readiness, home management, fiber arts, orientation and mobility, technology and woodshop. More...