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Utah's Employment Summary: November 2016


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2016 grew by an estimated 3.0 percent, adding 42,100 jobs to the economy since November 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,447,700.


November’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth from October to 3.1 percent. Approximately 46,600 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped three tenths of a percentage point from October to 4.6 percent. More...



New 2017 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for Utah Businesses Announced



Today, the Utah Unemployment Insurance Division announced the 2017 tax rates for Utah employers. In 2017, 75.8 percent of Utah's established employers will qualify for the minimum contribution rate of 0.2 percent or $66 per employee per year. Utah’s taxable wage base increased from $32,200 to $33,100 over the past year.


Experienced employers will see a modest decrease on average of 4.2 percent in their 2017 contribution rates compared to 2016 — with rates ranging from 0.2 percent to 7.2 percent. New employers will pay an industry average, ranging from 1.1 percent to 7.2 percent.


“Utah’s steady and strong economy over the past several years has enabled us to build up the fund to a healthy level, helping to ensure we can pay increased demand for benefits when the economy slows,” said Michelle Beebe, director of the Unemployment Insurance Division. More...





Utah's Employment Summary: October 2016



Employment in Utah for October 2016 grew by an estimated 3.0 percent, adding 41,900 jobs to the economy since October 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,443,700.


October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths from September to 3.2 percent. Approximately 48,600 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a percentage point from September to 4.9 percent. More...