Thursday, March 8, 2012

Uintah Basin sees 'tremendous' job growth

"Help Wanted" is in storefront windows or on business marquees — making a comeback in the Uintah Basin after a two-year hiatus. "We have seen a 2 percent drop in our unemployment rate, compared to this time last year," said Utah Department of Workforce Services Associate Director Shelly Ivie. The region's average unemployment rate in 2009 and 2010 were above the state average, but below the nation average, according to numbers compiled by DWS. That changed in 2011, when Duchesne County's average unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent and Uintah County's to 5.4. Deseret News