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Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program Receives National Recognition


State Honored with “Triple Crown” Award for an Unprecedented Fifth Time

Utahns continue to benefit from one of the best unemployment insurance programs in the nation the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today. Utah was awarded the “Triple Crown” for being the top performing unemployment insurance division, which operates faster and more effectively than in any other medium sized state in the nation.

“We serve Utahns in need with a remarkably efficient system, which is what this award is all about,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “This honor highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service and wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars.” More...


Photo Essay: Utah's Fifth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty

The Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission released today the state’s fifth annual report on intergenerational poverty, welfare dependency and the use of public assistance. The report continues to highlight the data from multiple state agencies serving families caught in the cycle of poverty and shares promising practices taking place statewide.

 

In 2016, the Commission focused on 10 rural communities with the highest rate of children at risk of remaining in poverty. The data from last year’s report was broken down to the county level and shared with local leaders. Each of the counties are currently in the process of organizing committees to build a plan with local solutions. More...