unemployment 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 drops to 3.9% http://kuer.org/post/utah-unemployment-drops-39 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah’s unemployment rate dropped below four percent in February for the first time since 2008.</span></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert was beaming as he went before the TV cameras this morning to say Utah’s unemployment rate stands at 3.9 percent, compared to a national rate of 6.7 percent.&nbsp; The statewide rate of job growth is at 2.8 percent.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:41:24 +0000 Dan Bammes 43068 at http://kuer.org Utah Unemployment drops to 3.9% Utah Job Growth Outpaces the Nation http://kuer.org/post/utah-job-growth-outpaces-nation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in July, and the number of jobs was expanding at an annual rate of 3.5 percent.&nbsp; That’s a strong employment picture compared to the rest of the country, but Jonathan </span>Springmeyer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with </span>Bonneville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Research says it’s not keeping pace with Utah’s population.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:31:11 +0000 Dan Bammes 34048 at http://kuer.org Utah Job Growth Outpaces the Nation 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 Utahns to Lose Unemployment Benefits if Congress Doesn't Act http://kuer.org/post/utahns-lose-unemployment-benefits-if-congress-doesnt-act <p>While Congress works to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, there is another deadline looming.&nbsp; Emergency unemployment insurance benefits are set to expire Saturday unless Congress acts.&nbsp; The US Department of Labor estimates this will impact over 2 million Americans, including about 4100 Utahns.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:51:36 +0000 Andrea Smardon 22932 at http://kuer.org Utahns to Lose Unemployment Benefits if Congress Doesn't Act KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 25, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-september-25-2012 Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson attacks Republican congressional candidate Mia Love’s fiscal record, the Utah Department of Workforce Services expands unemployment benefits, and acclaimed poet Mayda Del Valle visits Salt Lake Community College. <br/> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F61149076&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:39:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 18790 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 25, 2012 Unemployment Insurance Benefits Reinstated in Utah http://kuer.org/post/unemployment-insurance-benefits-reinstated-utah <p></p><p>The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced Monday that some Utahn’s will again have access to additional unemployment insurance.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:28 +0000 Terry Gildea 18743 at http://kuer.org