Utah’s Employment Summary: March 2022


(April 15, 2022) Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for March 2022 increased an estimated 4.0% across the past 12 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 62,900 jobs since March 2021. Utah’s current job count stands at 1,650,800.

March’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.0%, with approximately 33,400 Utahns unemployed. February’s unemployment rate remains unrevised at 2.1%. The March national unemployment rate continued to move downward, lowering to 3.6%. More...



USOR 100 – Spotlight on Employee Excellence: Diane Curtis


Diane Curtis has worked for Vocational Rehabilitation for over 11 years. She is currently a supervising counselor in the Southern Utah District. Diane is known best for her genuine and caring approach to helping clients find success. Diane's contributions to USOR are many and as you can see by her responses below, she has a passion for the work we do. More...



How Education Plays a Role in Utah’s Labor Shortage


By Michael Jeanfreau, Regional Economist

A TIGHT LABOR MARKET

Preceding the pandemic, Utah’s unemployment rate was 2.5%, with 41,000 unemployed persons across the state. Now, it’s back to a low unemployment rate of 2.7% in May 2021 with 45,000 unemployed persons.¹ Even though both the unemployment rate and number of unemployed people are similar to pre-pandemic conditions, the average educational level of unemployed people today will be, on average, lower than the educational level of unemployed people before the pandemic. More...