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Utah Unemployment Rate

Updated : February 5th, 2021

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.

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  1. I lived in ga in 2019 and move to florida in 2020 and work for the xmas months in nov-dec. I was told to do a combine wage claim. my question is which state do i file the claim in?

  2. I filed for pua in Ohio back in October 2020.My claim has been in ajudacatuon since 11/1/20.So 2 to 6 weeks is a total understatement! When I call.i am told to basically hurry up and wait some more.I have recently been redetermined and my claim is allowed.but I have one pending issue.How long is too long?

    1. Nicole,

      Unfortunately, nobody has an answer. There are perhaps thousands of pending applications. Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible.

  3. If you claim your weeks for unemployment and for the next 2 months you still have not received your money. Where can you go in volusia county to talk with a live person

  4. On NYS DOL website, my claim is saying current yet the information is for my old claim with 0 days remaining despite receiving 2 weeks of payments on the new claim and I was able to certify last night. I haven’t received anything; no letters or emails.

  5. I was disqualified for UI benefits for not providing an ID and other forms of identification. How do I fix this?

    1. Hi Mike, I’m in NYS and was at the end of my BYE on 3/14, I was still certifying but wasn’t getting paid. I found out I had to file a new claim because my other was exhausted. I’m still waiting on approval. Maybe you have to file a new claim. I hope this helps.

  6. They say 2-6 weeks it’s more accurate to say 2-6 months; and when you call many of them are rude and unwilling to assist!

  7. someone needs to look into Sharon L. Anton gillette, wyo. or dickinson, nd she is a fraud and has done so many fraudulent things and please look into her

    1. Annette,

      Please report it to the Fraud Division of the Unemployment Office in your state. You can report on the website.

  8. I worked part time for thee years here in florida. I’m currently not working. I’m also retired and collects social security.
    My question is
    Am I qualified to file for unemployment ?

    1. Ruby,

      To be eligible, you’re required to have sufficient hours and earnings. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  9. So adjudication takes 8 to 12 weeks. Oh okay, that explains why I havent received payment since July. That surely helps just like the rest of the information that you give. And by the way. What’s the NEW reason you can’t get through to the Call Center.

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