A special study on job vacancies in
The Job Vacancy Study, conducted during the fourth quarter of 2009, measured the quantity and characteristics of vacant jobs in
Nate Talley, the economist who supervised the study, says “This study tells us how many and what types of jobs are in demand in
Results of the Job Vacancy Study were grouped into four geographic areas of
Some highlights from the study:
- The average offered wage for job openings surveyed in the Metropolitan region was $14.10/hr, which is up from the 2008 estimate of $13.40/hr
- Openings requiring postsecondary education comprised a greater portion of total openings then ever before surveyed and offered wages characteristic of postsecondary skill sets and credentials at $21.00/hr.
- Openings in the education and manufacturing industries accounted for nearly 50 percent of the Northern region’s total vacancies.
- Openings in the
filled faster than vacancies in any other survey area, as 55 percent of all vacancies were less than 30 days old. Uintah Basin
- Openings in
Southwestern Utahwere seasonal or temporary 42 percent of the time, which is the highest of any region surveyed