County Unemployment Rates

Utah’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for local Counties remained steady. Daggett County remained at 5.4 percent. Uintah County also maintained the previous month’s rate at 10.2 percent and Duchesne County showed a slight decrease in unemployment from 9.6 percent to 9.4 percent. State unemployment ticked up from 3.8 to 4 percent with the national rate also shifting up by two-tenths of a percent to 4.9 percent. Department of Workforce Services Chief Economist Carrie Mayne credits the slight increase to a tightening labor market as job seekers respond to the economic growth in the state. The largest private sector employment increases in the State were in Trade Transportation and Utilities, followed by Education and Health Services.


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.