Government jobs dip, unemployment ticks up

Utah

Utah (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

“Government jobs dip, unemployment ticks up,” screams the headline in today’s local newspaper, The Spectrum. Could it be that the two are connected? Maybe. The jobs decrease may be linked to the sequester said Carrie Mayne of the Utah Department of Workforce Services. Government jobs here in Utah have declined for six straight months. Overall though, Utah has a much lower unemployment rate than much of the country.