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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at The University of Utah develops and shares economic, demographic and public policy data and research that help individuals and the community make informed decisions. Use the tools on this page to filter content by type, author, year, and subject matter. If you are unable to find a particular publication, please contact the Gardner Policy Institute at gardnerinstitute@utah.edu

Utah economy is booming. Is a slowdown on the horizon?

Utah’s economy is booming; there’s little doubt. But, there’s a small but growing fear that we may be at the peak of that expansion. Juliette Tennert, Cheif Economist with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, says Utah’s economy has been expanding for 8 1/2 years, which is a remarkable run, but there is reason to […]

January 17, 2018
Analysts mixed on Utah economic outlook for 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — A consensus of Utah economic analysts is predicting a measure of continued strength in the state’s economy in the New Year. However, they don’t all agree on the level of vitality Utahns should expect in the coming year. A panel of renown local economists offered their views on the state’s perspective […]

January 16, 2018
December Economic Summary

The Utah economy remains healthy. Every major industrial sector expanded in 2016, contributing a total of 49,500 new jobs over the year. An annual employment growth rate of 3.6% was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. In 2016, Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth with 6.8%.

January 12, 2018
Budgeting for the next downturn

By: Jonathan Ball, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, and Jennifer L. Robinson, Associate Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute One lesson state budget inquisitors can learn from living through two recessions – including one labeled as “great” – is that it is never too soon to start planning for the next one. This is not the result […]

January 8, 2018
Utah: Scrabbling for Innovation absent a Crisis

The 2017 Utah legislative session, an intensely busy 45 days, focused heavily on tax reform, funding of public schools, and addressing the state’s homeless crisis. At the conclusion of the session, the FY18 budget totaled $16.2 billion, a seven percent increase over the FY17 budget. Public schools received a large increase in funding—in total a […]

January 2, 2018
Utah population booming — fueled by job seekers and babies

New state estimates show Utah’s population continues to boom — adding 59,045 people this year, the equivalent of plopping in another Taylorsville. But demographers see a radical shift in what fuels that growth. Mainly, traditionally big-family Utah is seeing fewer births: they dropped by 1,202 last year, continuing a nine-year streak of declines. Meanwhile, migration […]

November 30, 2017
November Economic Summary

The Utah economy remains healthy. Every major industrial sector expanded in 2016, contributing a total of 49,500 new jobs over the year. An annual employment growth rate of 3.6% was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. In 2016, Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth with 6.8%.

November 29, 2017
Utah’s population increased by nearly 60,000 between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017

Salt Lake City (November 29, 2017) — Utah’s population increased by 59,045 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to new population estimates released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

State and County Population Estimates for Utah: 2017

The Utah Population Committee (UPC), chaired and staffed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has produced state and county population estimates for Utah for July 1, 2017. These estimates indicate that the state has added approximately 350,000 people since April 1, 2010, reaching an estimated 3,114,039 Utahns. From 2016-2017, the population grew by 59,045 […]

November 28, 2017
October Economic Summary

The Utah economy remains healthy. Every major industrial sector expanded in 2016, contributing a total of 49,500 new jobs over the year. An annual employment growth rate of 3.6% was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. In 2016, Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth with 6.8%.

November 10, 2017

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