Unemployment claims in Utah have skyrocketed. But the staff at the Utah Department of Workforce Services are working to handle a situation that is unprecedented in their history.
Earlier this week, we talked to Brooke Porter Coles, the spokeswoman for Workforce Services.
She noted that for the week of March 15th to the 21st, the state’s unemployment claims shot up by 1400 percent.
For the same week, Summit County filed 839 claims, or 5 percent of the state-wide total. Wasatch County recorded 386 claims, or two percent of the state total.