Unemployment Numbers Shift Down

Local county unemployment numbers are showing a gradual shift in the right direction. The Department of Workforce Services released July’s unemployment numbers this week which show Duchesne County with a shift down from 9.3 percent to 9.1 percent unemployment and Uintah County with a shift down from 10 percent to 9.8 percent unemployment. Daggett County remained the same at 5.4 percent unemployment. State unemployment registered at 3.9 percent while national unemployment held steady at 4.9 percent. Natural Resources and Mining is the only industry in the state that has posted a decrease in positions over the last year. The fastest employment growth in the state occurred in Construction, Financial Activities and Education and Health Services.

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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.