Utah's Employment Summary: May 2018



Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for May 2018 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 51,900 jobs to the economy since May 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,516,000. No revision was made to April’s year-over job growth rate.


May’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.0 percent. Approximately 48,100 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased one tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent. More...





New report features Utah as one of the “states leading the way” for lifting up families



Ascend at the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington D.C., released a report today Practical Solutions that Lift Up Children and Families, which featured Utah as one of the states leading the way.


Tracy Gruber, senior advisor of Utah’s intergenerational poverty initiative and director of the Department of Workforce Services’ Office of Child Care, was part of a panel in Washington D.C. to discuss Utah’s progress and solutions that were shared in the report. More...