employment 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 New Test Helps Employers Nab More Qualified Employees http://kuer.org/post/new-test-helps-employers-nab-more-qualified-employees <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Utah has adopted a new workforce assessment that officials hope will give the most highly qualified job applicants an advantage.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:07:17 +0000 Whittney Evans 39647 at http://kuer.org New Test Helps Employers Nab More Qualified Employees Utah Teen Struggles to Find Summer Job http://kuer.org/post/utah-teen-struggles-find-summer-job <p></p><p>While Utah and the country may be climbing out of a recession, many young people are not feeling the recovery.&nbsp; A recent <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/report/2013/04/05/59428/the-high-cost-of-youth-unemployment/">analysis by the Center for American Progress</a> found that more than 10 million youth are unable to find full-time work. 17-year-old Fiona Boomer of Ogden wrote to us at KUER about her difficulty finding summer employment, and we asked her to keep a journal in her quest to find a job.&nbsp; This is Fiona’s story.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 03:30:14 +0000 Fiona Boomer 33202 at http://kuer.org Utah Teen Struggles to Find Summer Job Utah Jobless Rate Drops to 4.7; Governor Declares Recession Over http://kuer.org/post/utah-jobless-rate-drops-47-governor-declares-recession-over <p>Unemployment in Utah dipped to 4.7 percent last month, the state’s lowest rate since November 2008. Utah also added more jobs, prompting Governor Gary Herbert to declare the recession over in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Utah’s job growth in April was 3.5 percent, more than double the national average. Over one year, 43,000 jobs have been added. Juliette Tennert is Chief Economist in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 22:22:25 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29470 at http://kuer.org Utah Jobless Rate Drops to 4.7; Governor Declares Recession Over Computer Maker Xi3 Promises 500 Jobs http://kuer.org/post/computer-maker-xi3-promises-500-jobs <p>The maker of a small, energy efficient computer is promising to hire 500 people in Utah over the next 5 years in exchange for $2 million worth of state tax rebate incentives. &nbsp;Xi3 (X-I-3) Corporation has offices around the world, but is headquartered in Salt Lake City&hellip; and Utah&rsquo;s government leaders want to keep it that way. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:50:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 16548 at http://kuer.org Computer Maker Xi3 Promises 500 Jobs