Utah Employment Report

Another month of Utah’s employment numbers are in from the Department of Workforce Services(DWS) showing that the nonfarm payroll employment grew by 3.3 percent compared to August 2015. This brings Utah’s current employment level to 1,420,900 Utahns employed. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked down two-tenths of a percent to 3.7 percent. National unemployment stayed the same at 4.9 percent. “The Utah job market continues to grow at an optimal pace,” reports DWS Chief Economist Carrie Mayne. “Unemployment numbers in the state show a pattern of job seekers entering the workforce and finding employment.” County unemployment numbers will be released this week.

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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.