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Unemployment Claims In Utah Drop For Ninth Consecutive Week

According to a report from KUTV, unemployment claims remain high in Utah, but there has been an overall decrease in the need for assistance for nine consecutive weeks.Kevin Burt, director of the unemployment insurance division for the Utah Department of Workforce Services said a need for unemployment benefit remains. He said, however, the “need continues to decrease.”


About 4,700 new unemployment claims were filed the week of March 28-April 3, according to UDWS. A total of $18,148,431 of benefits were paid. Around 744,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits the same week, which is a sign employers continue to cut jobs. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!