Fewest Utahns unemployed since Great Recession [Hub Wire]

*attached contains the following: For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Fewest Utahns unemployed since Great Recession SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2015) – Utah’s economy continues to grow stronger, posting a healthy 3.9 percent job growth rate that pushed unemployment down to 3.5 percent, according to new data released today. “Utah’s economy is firing on all cylinders and it’s great to see all sectors of our economy growing and adding jobs,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “As we head into the Legislative session, we must continue to make…

SQUEEZE THE BALLOON: Bursting Foreign Economies While Trying To Save Our Own

Our economy is like a balloon.  A balloon grows as air fills its interior.  Our economy grows as the number of business transactions increase within our borders.  Like a balloon, sometimes our economy seems to grow lopsided or in an irregular shape.  Sometimes even, the economy shrinks, and like a deflated balloon, it presents unsightly wrinkled patches.  These irregular shapes and wrinkled patches of the economy routinely become the object of attention of the media, the public, and policymakers. I recently completed reading From New Deal Banking Reform to World…