Economy http://kuer.org en Utah's Unemployment Rate Ticks Up, But It Isn't A Bad Sign http://kuer.org/post/utahs-unemployment-rate-ticks-it-isnt-bad-sign <p>Utah’s unemployment rate for March ticked slightly up from February to 4.1% but that isn't necessarily a bad sign.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rate increased two tenths of a percent from February’s unemployment rate of 3.9%. But Utah Department of Workforce Services Economist Mark </span>Knold<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it’s actually a sign that Utah’s economy is improving.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:23:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45065 at http://kuer.org Utah's Unemployment Rate Ticks Up, But It Isn't A Bad Sign Utah Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% http://kuer.org/post/utah-unemployment-rate-drops-46 <p>Utah employment numbers rose by more than 32,000 in the <a href="http://jobs.utah.gov/wi/pubs/une/index.html" target="_blank">May Jobs report</a> released today by the Utah Division of Workforce Services.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:20:19 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31301 at http://kuer.org Utah Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% Chaffetz Warns of Imminent Cyber-Attack http://kuer.org/post/chaffetz-warns-imminent-cyber-attack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told members of the Utah Legislature to be prepared for an imminent cyber-attack during remarks made in both the House and Senate chambers Friday.</p><p>Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz says the future of economic development in Utah depends on the growth of high tech companies but with that comes the increased threat of cyber-attacks. He also stressed the importance of being prepared for such an attack telling legislators it’s not a matter if, but when.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:27:31 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24761 at http://kuer.org Chaffetz Warns of Imminent Cyber-Attack Congressman Jim Matheson Addresses Immigration, Economic Development with Utah Legislature http://kuer.org/post/congressman-jim-matheson-addresses-immigration-economic-development-utah-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Congressman Jim </span>Matheson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> made a visit to the legislature Thursday where he shared a list of things that he believes will help economic development.</span></p><p>He says the first task in encouraging economic development is eliminating uncertainty.</p><p>“You can’t eliminate all uncertainty of course but, when public policy multiplies the amount of uncertainty that’s out there, for the private sector, for the public sector, that’s a burden,” he says.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:12:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24367 at http://kuer.org Congressman Jim Matheson Addresses Immigration, Economic Development with Utah Legislature Hinckley Forums- The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long http://kuer.org/post/hinckley-forums-downturn-how-we-got-here-and-why-it-will-be-long <p>Wednesday, November 14, 2012<br><br><strong>The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why It Will Be Long</strong></p><p>Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and Masters of Public Policy, U of U<br><br><strong>Dean Baker</strong>, Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C.</p><p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/events/forums/index.html" target="_blank">Click here</a></strong> for more information about the Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums at the University of Utah.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:34:24 +0000 21064 at http://kuer.org Hinckley Forums- The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long AG, Utah Businesses Talk Federal Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/ag-utah-businesses-talk-federal-immigration-reform <p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:07:15 +0000 Whittney Evans 20865 at http://kuer.org Study Reveals Small Business Priorities in Upcoming Election http://kuer.org/post/study-reveals-small-business-priorities-upcoming-election <p>A new national survey reveals the most important issues to small business owners in this year’s election.&nbsp; Utah is in line with national trends - rating the economy as the most important issue.&nbsp; But the Beehive state parts ways with the rest of the country on which Presidential candidate is a better supporter of small businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>George Washington University and Thumbtack.com surveyed more than 6000 small businesses across the country.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:13:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19961 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Jobs and the Economy http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-jobs-and-economy <p></p><p>At the bottom of the recession in 2009, Utah’s economy was losing jobs at the rate of six percent a year.&nbsp; A year later, the number of jobs was growing again, but slowly.&nbsp; Today, Utah is adding jobs at close to three percent annually and the state’s unemployment rate has dropped below six percent for the first time since 2008.</p><p></p><p>Residential and business construction was the hardest hit sector by far, and the Utah Foundation’s Morgan Lyon Cotti says it’s been among the slowest to recover.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:36:21 +0000 Dan Bammes 19600 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Jobs and the Economy Lights! Camera! Action! Former Granite High Campus to Become Production Studio http://kuer.org/post/lights-camera-action-former-granite-high-campus-become-production-studio <p>The City of South Salt Lake will be able to preserve the former Granite High School campus. A new public-private partnership will turn the building into a film and television production studio.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:24:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 19133 at http://kuer.org Lights! Camera! Action! Former Granite High Campus to Become Production Studio KUER News Pod: Thursday September 13, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-september-13-2012 Governor Gary Herbert reconsiders his latest appointment to the Radiation Control Board, Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell releases his jobs plan, and the ACLU files a complaint against Brigham City. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F59737413&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:30:48 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18221 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday September 13, 2012 Downtown Alliance Says Gateway Will Survive http://kuer.org/post/downtown-alliance-says-gateway-will-survive <p>Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance is trying to calm public concern that The Gateway shopping center will close down now that City Creek Center is open.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:46:26 +0000 Whittney Evans 17753 at http://kuer.org Utah Legislature Approves 90 New Liquor Licenses http://kuer.org/post/utah-legislature-approves-90-new-liquor-licenses <p>State lawmakers have given the green light to 90 new liquor licenses for restaurants in Utah. It was one of the issues decided in a special session Wednesday called by Governor Gary Herbert.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:19:46 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13811 at http://kuer.org Utah Legislature Approves 90 New Liquor Licenses KUER News Pod: Thursday June 14, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-june-14-2012 <p>Utah&#39;s economy receives high marks from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, UDOT completes a four mile section of the I-15 CORE construction project, and members of the Utah National Guard leave for a year long deployment in Afghanistan. That and more on today&#39;s KUER&nbsp;News Pod.</p><br/><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F49695968&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:20:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 13433 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday June 14, 2012 Utah Receives Good Economic Rankings http://kuer.org/post/utah-receives-good-economic-rankings <p>Governor Herbert is in Washington, DC touting Utah&rsquo;s latest rankings in an annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce <a href="http://ncf.uschamber.com/library/enterprising-states">report</a>. The state ranked high in economic development and recovery efforts.</p><p>Natalie Gochnour, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Chamber, says it&rsquo;s a good day for Utah&rsquo;s economy.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Whittney Evans 13397 at http://kuer.org Utah Receives Good Economic Rankings