Utah still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation

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  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:03 a.m.

    you might want to leave california as it is the next greece, only its on steroids

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    per Arlojet

    I don't disagree. Could it be the "work ethic" is so ingrained in people here in Zion that its better to accept low paying jobs than be on the dole?

    per utah cornhusker

    Isn't it funny how call and/or distribution centers are par for the course in Red states? I know of several people w/ MBA's or "professional" careers that were unemployed upwards of a year.

  • utah cornhusker NORFOLK, NE
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    We have supposidly the 3rd lowest unemployment rate in the us. (It flip flops between north and south Dakota and Nebraska). There are really no jobs around my hometown except service type jobs and they are few and far between. Even in the bigger towns like Omaha there aren't that many well paying jobs. I hope that this economy starts getting better. It makes the 90s look like the roaring 20's.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 6:04 p.m.

    Utah is consistently in the bottom 5 in states receiving federal money per capita, so your comment about federal employees is somewhat puzzling. I guess that means more of those here receiving federal funds actually WORK for them than in most states.

    A larger percentage of lands within the state boundaries are owned by the federal government, thus the need for more employees.

    You have a problem with church employees?

    I think you may just be jealous because Utah is not always ready to fall off a fiscal cliff, as is California. Such a shame, because CA is so rich in resources, both natural and human. It has taken a real skill to botch things up there as horribly as your state has.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    Utah has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation thanks, in part, due to:

    Being in the top 10 for most federal govt workers per capita


    LDS church being a major employer

  • Arlojet Layton, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    It is nice that Utah has the lowest unemployment rates, but a better statement would be. Can the majority of those employed, live off of what they are paid without having to rely on the Food pantry to eat?? If eligible for state assistance when unemployed, many claim they won't go out and find a job when some of them get paid more on unemployment and some of them receive more on state welfare. My point being why would someone go out and work for someone else when they can stay home and get paid more. Yes many work but how well do they live or can they with the low wages paid in Utah, unless you are fortunate enough to have a degree in a field that is in need of that education. There are many Engineers and holders of Master Degrees that are out there trying to get a job at McDonald's and the many other fast food restaurants.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 3, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    So is this Bush's fault or Gov. Herbert's? If it ain't broke don't fix it.