State Honored with “Triple Crown” Award for an Unprecedented
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...
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