Capital: Salt Lake City
State abbreviation/Postal code: Utah/UT
Nickname: Beehive State
Origin of name: From the Ute tribe, meaning “people of the mountains”
Land area: 82,144 sq mi. (212,753 sq km)
Geographic center: In Sanpete Co., 3 mi. N. of Manti
Number of counties: 29
Utah Unemployment Benefits Application
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is temporary compensation for qualified workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and is either looking for full time work, in approved training or awaiting recall to employment.
Quarterly unemployment insurance taxes are paid for by employers to cover unemployment compensation so they are not deducted from employees’ salaries.
A department representative from the state Workforce Services will determine eligibility based on the information that applicants will provide and the employer’s.
Certain criteria must be met in order to fully qualify for unemployment compensation and these include:
1. Having lost work through no fault of one’s own.
2. Must be a US citizen or is legally permitted to work.
3. Must have sufficient earnings in the base period to establish monetary entitlement for benefits.
4. Must have worked and been paid wages for employment in at least two of the base period quarters that are being used.
5. Must have earned at least $3100 in total wages in the base period and earned 1.5 times the high quarter or have at least 20 weeks of work earning at least $155 each week during the base period.
6. Must possess a valid Utah claim.
7. Must file a claim regularly every week.
8. Must be able and available for full-time work when required.
9. Must be actively seeking full-time work.
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