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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

August Economic Summary

Utah’s nonagricultural employment increased an estimated 2.5%, or 36,300 jobs, between July 2016 and July 2017. Nationally, employment increased 1.5%, or 2.2 million jobs, between July 2016 and July 2017. Unemployment—Utah’s unemployment rate was 3.5% in July 2017, slightly higher than the July 2016 rate of 3.4%. The national unemployment rate was 4.3% in July […]

August 29, 2017
July 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 percent was above the state’s long-term average and among the strongest in the nation. Utah’s construction sector posted the highest job growth in 2016, 6.8 percent.

July 27, 2017
Utah’s Long-Term Demographic and Economic Projections Summary

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute prepares long-term demographic and economic projections to support informed decision making in the state. The Utah Legislature funds this research, which is done in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Utah Association of Governments, and other research entities. […]

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Brochure

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute delivers the objective research and analysis leaders can rely on to make data-driven public policy decisions. We are Utah’s demographic experts, leaders on the Utah economy, specialists on public policy and survey research, and champions of civic leadership.

July 21, 2017
June Economic Summary
June 27, 2017
Gardner Business Review: What has been the impact of globalization on Utah?

What has been the impact of globalization in Utah? Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute senior fellow James Wood concludes the impact of globalization has been widespread and nearly all positive. A big reason for Utah’s international success is that many of the products we manufacturer are largely immune to offshoring. Utah also has a great […]

June 7, 2017
May Economic Summary

Utah’s nonagricultural employment increased an estimated 3.3%, or 46,700 jobs, between April 2016 and April 2017. Nationally, employment increased 1.6%, or 2.2 million jobs, between April 2016 and April 2017. Utah’s unemployment rate was 3.1% in April 2017, lower than the April 2016 unemployment rate of 3.5%. The national unemployment rate was 4.4% in April […]

May 30, 2017
The State of Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry, 2017

Utah’s diverse travel and tourism industry generates jobs and income for Utah residents and produces tax revenue for the state. Domestic and international travelers and tourists are drawn to Utah’s natural, cultural and historical assets. Utah has 14 ski resorts, 10 of which are less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, as […]

May 10, 2017
Utah’s Defense Sector: Economic Impacts of the Military and Veterans

The Utah Defense Alliance and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs commissioned the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to assess the economic impacts of Utah’s defense industry. The Gardner Policy Institute analyzed the impacts of current operations of Hill Air Force Base, Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele Army Depot, the Utah National Guard, reserves, […]

May 4, 2017
April Economic Summary

Utah’s nonagricultural employment increased an estimated 3.2%, or 45,300 jobs, between March 2016 and March 2017. Nationally, employment increased 1.5%, or 2.2 million jobs, between March 2016 and March 2017.

April 26, 2017

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