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Workforce Development

If considering Utah for your relocation or expansion plans, localized economic information such as occupational wages, industry and occupational outlook, unemployment rates, population statistics, and job growth rates can aide in making the right decision for your company

ebay-opening-governor-herbert-5-13_0031.  County and Statewide InformationWhat is the nature of the local economy?

This resource includes economic and demographic information for Utah counties as well as data on employment, population, job growth, and industry mix.

2. Firm FindWho are your potential local suppliers and consumers?

Directory of Utah employers.  Includes names, addresses, phone numbers, industry, and employment size.  Lists can be generated by geography, industry, or occupation.

3. Industry Employment and Wages: How diversified is the local economy?

Data on jobs and wages, categorized by industry (using the NAICS taxonomy) may be sorted statewide or by specific counties.  Data is available by year and quarter (back through 2001).

4. Occupational WagesWhat will be your estimated labor costs?

Wage information by occupation for Utah jobs at the statewide and selected sub-state areas.

5. Labor Force: How competitive is the local job market?

Labor force data, including employment and unemployment rates by county and statewide.

6.  PopulationHow big is your pool of potential workers and consumers?

Population counts (as estimated by the Utah Population Estimates Committee) by county and statewide, including component information such as births, deaths, and net migration.

The State of Utah has made a strategic investment to drive economic growth through regional workforce development by participation in the ACT’s Certified Workready Communities Academy. This partnership between the Department of Workforce Services, UCap, Higher Education, Career and technical education, public education, the chambers of commerce and EDCUtah will provide a framework for aligning education and workforce development in order to advance economic development at the regional and community level. The community will benefit in several ways; irrefutable proof of the quality of the workforce, a process to measure and close the foundational skills gaps, and systemic alignment to state and regional economic development.

“Utah continues to have a really, really strong economy. What impresses me is that our job growth is staying so high. Utah just doesn’t seem vulnerable to the things that are affecting other parts of the country right now.” –Mark Knold, Chief Economist for Workforce Services

Learn how Utah’s talented workforce can drive your business forward by clicking through the information and links on this page.

Related Links

Why Utah is Forbes Best State for Business
(And 10 Tips To Help You Gain These Advantages Too)

ACT Work Ready Communities

Good Work Utah!