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Published: Friday, July 18 2014 1:30 p.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

It's easy to start out at 14-16 buck an hour at many places in Utah and advancement is there in many (especially tech related) industries...

not too hard as long as you're not doing a teenager's job flipping burgers.

st george, UT

If you have ever had to apply unemployment in Utah, you'd know how Utah keeps the percentages looking so low. Utah makes it very hard to simply complete the application process,and then you have to wait 4 weeks to be approved and then you will be audited about once every 4 weeks to try to boot you off unemployment after having worked years to earn this benefit. Utah's unemployment site is a maze that redirects you to sites requiring your credit card number and all kinds of other bogus non-sense. Even so, their own site will tell you that many more people in Utah would qualify for un-employment, but they find the application process too difficult.
The Utah percentages are skewed. How proud can you be about this economic 'achievement' when state employees live in poverty?

st george, UT

You must not live in Southern Utah, where the average income is way under $30,000.00 per year.

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