Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune

Tony Semerad

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Unemployment claims in Utah drop to lowest level in six months

New weekly unemployment claims in Utah continue to fall, hitting six month lows, as the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic appeared to solidify. New data shows that Utah’s metro areas are faring far better. → Read More

Utahns asked to weigh in on the future of the Jordan River

This may be a time like no other for the Jordan River. → Read More

Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce resigns

Salt Lake Tribune Executive Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce has resigned. → Read More

Utah’s unemployment claims stay flat as U.S. reports an 11.1% jobless rate for June, down from May

Utah’s unemployment picture showed further signs of stabilizing as the national jobless rate inched down for a second consecutive month. → Read More

The surge continues: Utah reports 578 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, with one new death; St. George ICU nearing capacity

Utah saw an increase of 578 COVID-19 cases on Saturday as a spike in infections continue to stress medical providers and hospital capacity. → Read More

Utah’s unemployment claims inch up again after steady weekly declines

Unemployment claims bounced up slightly last week in Utah after eight weeks of declines since their pandemic-related highs in early April. → Read More

Utah unemployment claims keep inching down, now reaching Great Recession levels

Nearly 5,455 Utahns filed for unemployment last week, the lowest number since mid-March, when COVID-19 first began to roil labor markets. → Read More

Utah’s jobless rate for April was a bleak 9.7% — though not as bad as other states

Utah’s unemployment rate rose to 9.7% in April, state economists said Friday, with as many as 155,800 state residents thrown out of work during the pandemic. → Read More

Utah’s home sales slow down as coronavirus effects take hold

Like real estate agents do, Alicia Holdaway ran a keen eye over the niceties of a higher-end home in suburban Riverton, telling her clients about its spacious garage and second-floor bedrooms. → Read More

More than 100,000 Utahns have filed for unemployment because of the coronavirus

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Utah has its worst unemployment report ever as the coronavirus-caused economic crisis spreads

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Utah’s unemployment sets a new record as the coronavirus crisis impacts workers nationwide

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Unemployment claims hit a record 19,600 in Utah. Here’s how the federal bill would boost those benefits.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Coronavirus has upended economic life in Utah. Here’s a guide to getting help.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. → Read More

Utah sees unemployment claims rise 29.5% in one week due to coronavirus, and worst likely still to come

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. → Read More

Olympia Hills gets initial approval from Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County gave its initial support Tuesday to Olympia Hills, in spite of opposition to the high-density housing project from residents in nearby Herriman, Bluffdale and Riverton. → Read More

Mike Bloomberg, Democratic presidential hopeful, announces 2nd visit to Utah

Supporters of Mike Bloomberg, the multibillionaire former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate, announced Monday that he will make a second campaign stop in Utah. → Read More

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to visit Salt Lake City

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, known to supporters as Mayor Pete, is the latest presidential hopeful to announce a visit to Utah. → Read More

Ken Sanders’ Salt Lake City bookstore will likely close next year

Barring a downtown real estate miracle, one of Salt Lake City’s best-known and most colorful bookstores is likely to close sometime next year. → Read More

South Salt Lake’s housing boom driven by its transit lines

South Salt Lake • Railways helped turn South Salt Lake’s open fields of mid-20th century into “A City of Industry,” which is one of its nicknames. Trains brought people and businesses that fostered the first neighborhoods. → Read More