Basin Unemployment Slowly on the Decline

The Division of Workforce Services released unemployment numbers by the County this week. While slow, Basin numbers continued their decline this month. Duchesne County dropped from 7.8 to 7.5 percent unemployment. Daggett County ticked down from 4.3 to 4.1 percent and Uintah County fell from 8.8 to 8.5 percent unemployment. The national rate dropped from 4.9 to 4.6 percent while the state of Utah lowered just one-tenth of a point from 3.2 to 3.1 percent unemployment. Every industry group in Utah except one measured net job increases in November as compared to one year previous. The Natural Resources and Mining industry decreased by 1,100 positions from November 2015. The greatest increases in private sector employment were in Education, Health Services and Financial Activities.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.