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Utah’s economy ‘outpacing’ many in the nation – St George News

A view overlooking St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Mori Kessler, St. George News ST. GEORGE — Utah’s employment rate increased by 3.1% since October 2021, according to data released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, as employers added 50,600 jobs for a total of 1.69 million in the state’s workforce. View of construction … Read more

Utah’s outdoor recreation economy grows by over 27%. How does Southern Utah compare? – St George News

ST. GEORGE — Outdoor recreation in Utah boasts $6.1 billion in economic output, representing 2.7% of the state’s gross domestic product and responsible for creating 66,736 jobs. How does Southern Utah’s outdoor economy compare? A man peers over the edge at Dead Horse Point, Utah, March 13, 2021 | Photo by Alysha Lundgren, St. George … Read more

Utah’s West Desert could hold a decade’s worth of indium

Utah’s West Desert is home to the only recognized deposit of indium in the United States. The little-known metal is used in everyday devices like smartphones and solar panels. The Utah Geological Survey was recently awarded a $300,000 federal grant to further investigate whether the indium in western Juab County is worth extracting. The research … Read more

As Utah’s young adults age off their parents’ health insurance, it’s important that they review their options

Sponsored: When Utah’s young adults age off their parents’ health insurance plans, those who aren’t getting insured through their employers are taking advantage of individual plans. (Adobe Stock, U of U Health Plans) | Everyone is Welcome. By Elainna Ciaramella | For University of Utah Health Plans   | Nov. 4, 2022, 3:35 p.m. Health insurance … Read more

Inflation, economy get top billing during Utah’s 1st Congressional District debate

Utah’s U.S. 1st Congressional District incumbent Rep. Blake Moore, right, and challenger Rick Jones, left, discussed issues affecting northern Utah during the 1st Congressional District general election debate at the Val A. Browning Center on the campus of Weber State University in Ogden on Monday. (Leah Hogsten) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes OGDEN — The … Read more

Hiring up locally while Utah’s unemployment remains on steady ground – St George News

ST. GEORGE — The latest Utah unemployment report says the state’s jobless rate has remained steady for the fourth straight month, while Washington and Iron counties are seeing a growth in hiring.  The report, released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services on Sept. 16, shows an unemployment rate of 2.0% in each of the … Read more

Utah’s ban on transgender kids in youth sports put on hold

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender kids in Utah will be not be subjected to sports participation limits at the start of the upcoming school year after a judge delayed the implementation of a statewide ban passed earlier this year. Judge Keith Kelly’s decision Friday to put the law on hold until a legal challenges … Read more