The latest data from the Department of Workforce Services confirm that unemployment rates are continuing the downward trend in the Uintah Basin. Duchesne County dropped from 8.3 percent in August to 8 percent in September while Uintah County decreased from 9.2 percent to 8.9 percent. Daggett County fell one-tenth of a percent landing at 4.6 percent. The state unemployment fell three-tenths of a percent to 3.4 percent while nationally there was a slight increase to 5 percent unemployment. Nine of the ten private sector industries in the state posted net job increases in September as compared to last year. The only industry to register a drop is the Natural Resources and Mining industry that has decreased by 800 positions compared to one year ago. The largest sector employment increases were in Education and Health Services followed by Financial Activities which currently has the fastest employment growth at 7.9 percent.