Posts related to ‘Jobs’

New rankings show Utah among nation’s top economies

Posted on: October 21st, 2014

Just last Friday, Utah’s latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5 percent while job growth was up to 3.7 percent. In all, Utah added some 47,600 jobs over the past 12 months. Today, we have a better idea of how Utah stacks up with the rest of the nation. Utah had […]

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Utah’s balanced approach strengthens economy

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

There’s an interesting dilemma across the country as new technologies emerge. Advancements in technology make life better in many ways but as machines and software take over more and more work, they are also taking jobs, which comes at a cost. But Utah is leading in striking a balance between the two. “Rapid technological advances […]

Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Executing fundamentals for a better bottom line

Posted on: April 21st, 2014

 Editor’s note: this post was originally published in the Deseret News, April 17, 2014.  Utah’s economy is strong and growing stronger. Today, we have the second-fastest growing population with the second strongest economy in the nation. Unemployment has dropped from a high of 8.4 percent when I took office in 2009, to 3.9 percent. Since […]

Another strong jobs report for Utah

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

The latest jobs report released today shows Utah’s economy added 35,800 jobs over the past 12 months, increasing the job growth rate from 2.5 percent to 2.8 percent. Despite the slight increase in unemployment to 4.1 percent, the overall job creation numbers indicate previously frustrated workers are once again optimistic about finding a job and […]

It’s a Rich State 7-peat for Utah

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

They say winning never gets old, and when it comes to the Rich States, Poor States index, Utah knows it firsthand. “Utah’s ranking as the top state in Rich States, Poor States goes to show the importance of the work we have done to maximize the value of every taxpayer dollar rather than taking more […]

Utah’s unemployment drops to 5-year low

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

The latest jobs report shows Utah’s unemployment rate has dropped below four percent for the first time in over five years. Gov. Gary Herbert was joined by business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries today as he discussed the keys to Utah’s economic success. The state’s unemployment rate is now 3.9 percent thanks to […]

For stronger national economy rely more on states

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

Utah has positioned itself as one of the strongest economies in the nation thanks to a commitment to conservative economic principles and a determination to create the most business friendly environment in America. A former businessman himself, Gov. Gary Herbert was motivated to run for office when the family business he headed began to struggle […]

Local Business Thrives in Utah Environment

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

By Governor Gary R. Herbert I recently met James Saffari, the President of Dynotron Inc., and he graciously invited me for a tour. Eager to learn more about a local business, I accepted and found James and his wife, Angela, to be representative of what we see in so many successful Utah entrepreneurs: The Saffaris […]