The U.S. Department of Labor reports the mountain West region - covering eight states along the Rocky Mountains - has the lowest overall unemployment rate in the nation. The region hit an all-time low of 3.4 percent in May.Wow that Bush economy is kicking ass right? WRONG!
The problem has created longer hours and tougher working conditions for current employees.That sentence wants to make me rip my eyes out. For those who don't understand the current situation, let me explain.
In Utah - where unemployment rates have been hovering around 2.5 percent - amusement parks, trucking companies, telemarketing firms and others have been paying bonuses of hundreds of dollars or more to find workers.This trend has led workers in Utah to see "a 5.4 percent average wage increase in 2006", according to the article.