Basin Unemployment Slowly Trending Down

Unemployment numbers are slowly trending down in the Uintah Basin. According to this week’s unemployment update through the Department of Workforce Services, Duchesne County shifted from 9 percent to 8.8 percent unemployment. Uintah County also ticked down from 9.7 percent to 9.5 percent unemployment. Daggett County remained at 5 percent. The state of Utah likewise lowered two-tenths of a percent to 3.7 percent unemployment. National unemployment remained at 4.9 percent. In Utah, 8 of the 10 private sector industry groups posted job increases in August compared to a year ago. The largest increases were seen in Trade, Transportation and Utilities with 8,600 jobs and Education and Health Services with 8,600 jobs. The fastest employment growth occurred in Financial Activities with a growth of 8.3 percent.


Kristin Baldwin

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.