Most Recent Employment Numbers in Utah
The Utah Department of Work Force Services releases data on current jobs and unemployment for the state on a monthly basis. You can watch their most recent video below for a detailed update of the most recent employment data.
The state of Utah currently has a 3.5% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.1% national average.
We’ve also seen a 2.9% job growth (compared to January of 2017) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.
“Employers are likely struggling to find people to fill the jobs that they would like to fill,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “And so they’re not adding (jobs) at the rate they used to add.”
How Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing
Chris Walker, an account manager for one of our Ogden, Utah staffing clients had this to say about the latest job report:
“Strong economic growth shows potential for what’s ahead. However, the obstacle is getting worse with unemployment. It’s positive for those seeking a career change because they have their pick of the bunch, but what does that mean for us as a staffing agency? It means we will have more delay in filling jobs because the people we are getting are usually quitting the job they have to move into a new company.
The best way we can follow through with our mission statement is spend more time with individuals and make sure they understand the job they are going into and qualify for the position as well. That way we take care of our employee and our client. Which will, hopefully, in turn help decrease the turnover we’re experiencing.”
With that information we can focus on the areas that will expand the most so we can help people to have a long term and stable job.”
Cassandra Smith, an account manager at our North Salt Lake, Utah staffing office added this:
“The Struggle is REAL… With the 2017 and 2018 January review being almost identical, this is going to be a tough year for us to find quality candidates and keep them. Good news is the economy will be a steady growth with new jobs in construction and service/hospitality. Bad news, other companies will not see a fast growth like in years past.
We need to come up with other alternatives to keep quality candidates. Work with our clients to find quality and experienced and entry level candidates. We are almost scrapping the bottom of the barrel with 41,300 jobs open and only 49,200 reported employees out of work in the state of Utah. So again, the Struggle is Real…”
Thanks for the input Chris and Cassandra!
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