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Utah Unemployment Rate

After the economic downfall, Utah has been showing some signs of improvement in the job sector. As per reports, Utah’s 0.9 employment contraction shows improvement compared to that of the previous month. There has been hiring in the sectors of temporary employment, retail trade and other sectors recently. The month-to-month figures have been increasing and that is a very encouraging sign. The experts feel that federal stimulus spending, increasing customer confidence and mounting lean and profitable business community have contributed to the recent rise in the job market. It is a positive thing that the economy activities have begun once again and employers have started to recruit.

Check out Utah unemployment benefits guide to learn more about State’s unemployment program.

The unemployment rate of Utah state was 7.3 percent in April, with almost 100,00 had to  file for unemployment benefits. So people still feel that the road to recovery is really far ahead and these may just be the initial steps to it. But at least 2010 has been so far encouraging and promising than the previous years, 2008 and 2009. Utah’s unemployment rate for April remained well below the national figure of 9.9 percent.

The manufacturing business seems to show signs of improvement. But businesses like construction and demolition work are absolutely down. There has been a slight rise in wholesale and retail sales. Of all the sectors, health care has been going strong and has been adding about 5,400 jobs each year.

  1. I have worked in AZ since March 2016. However, I moved lived and worked for my employer in CA since 08/02/1982. Can I apply for Cali unemployment benefits?

    1. Robert,

      You should be applying from the state where your employment was based. Employers generally remit unemployment taxes to the state where the employee is based.

  2. I have been trying for over a month to file and I still do not seem to be able to do it, but I finally got to the correct place, I think.

  3. Cumberland NJ Unemployment Center kept me on hold for 2 hours; I finally had someone answer my call, after providing my information and question regarding the status of my NJ Unemployment Claim the representative disconnected my call.

  4. Excellent list of things to help execute better. Even taking 3 or 4 of these that one does not currently utilize could help immensely.

    1. How did you calculate the total weekly Illinois benefit of $1495? Also, why isn’t Washington and Minnesota listed in your top 5 states with the highest paid unemployment insurance compensation?

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