Utah’s unemployment rate drops below 2% for the first time as work becomes a ‘precious commodity’

The Department of Manpower Services is photographed in Taylorsville on April 15, 2021. The unemployment rate in Utah reached a record low of 1.9% in April, according to a report released Friday. (Kristen Murphy, Desert News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state’s seasonally adjusted … Read more

National gas averaged $4.48 per gallon, $5.98 for some states as costs rose 40 cents in one month

Gas prices jumped to another record high with the national average coming in at $4.48 a gallon today. Prices are up 15 cents over the past week, 40 cents over the past month and $1.43 in a year, according to the American Automobile Association. Meanwhile, some states – such as California – reported a price … Read more