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Errors, employee unrest at Utah's Workforce Services

Some clients say DWS workplace woes also affect them.

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At a glance

Caseloads up, staff and budget down

The recent recession caused a flood of need while resources grew scarcer:

Public assistance cases » 121,712 in 2008; up to 183,600 in 2012

Food stamp cases » 53,907 in 2008; up to 113,946 in 2012

Eligibility workers » 1,094 in 2008; down to 808 in 2012

Operational costs » $80 million in 2008; down to $59.4 million in 2012

Source » Utah Department of Workforce Services

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