Utah’s Unemployment Looked at as Example for the Country

While there’s nothing good about high unemployment in the Basin, it is good to know that the state of Utah’s unemployment program is considered among the best in the country. Last week, Utah’s unemployment program was featured in a hearing of the U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee on Human Resources. “Utah is one of the top states in the country when it comes to having low duration and exhaustion rates, and has one of the healthiest Unemployment Trust Funds,” stated Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Director Michelle Beebe during her congressional testimony. DWS Executive Director Jon Pierpont also emphasized that Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program is an excellent example and that it is an honor to have Utah highlighted as an example for the nation.


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.