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The City Café

For those interested in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding local government.

March sales tax distribution is down 12.3%. We thought sales tax was trending up, but this is another double digit setback. Why?

  • Utah unemployment claims still high
  • Construction employment has not picked up yet
  • Wages and salaries continue to slide
  • Consumer sentiment appears to have stalled around 73 (needs to be closer to 90 for much improvement)

All of this leads us to believe the recovery from this recession may take longer than expected.

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