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Here's why Utah's unemployment rate rose for the first time in 2 years

Here’s why Utah’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in 2 years

Utah’s unemployment rate only had a slight increase from 1.9% in April to 2% in May, but Utah Department of Workforce Services’ chief economist Mark Knold said that the components of why that rate has moved up are indeed worth noting. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Around …

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Smithfield Foods announced Friday it is closing the majority of its operation in Beaver County.

Smithfield Foods to close bulk of operation in Beaver County, impacting estimated 250+ workers

Smithfield Foods announced Friday it is closing the majority of its operation in Beaver County. (Stuart Johnson, KSL-TV) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes MILFORD, Beaver County — Smithfield Foods announced Friday it is closing the majority of its operation in Beaver County, prompting an outcry from the rural community. County officials noted the company is …

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