The latest report from the Department of Workforce Services shows that Utah’s economy continues to grow. According to Friday’s announcement, employment for Utah grew in October by 3 percent over the year bringing Utah’s current employment level to 1,443,700. October’s unemployment rate also declined two-tenths from the month before to 3.2 percent while the national unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent to 4.9 percent. “The creation of more than 40,000 jobs in Utah’s economy is an excellent way for the state to transition into the winter economy,” shares DWS Chief Economist Carrie Mayne. “In addition, the state continues to operate at a low level of unemployment, signaling the potential for sustained growth well into 2017.” While Basin counties are reporting higher unemployment than most of the state, unemployment rates have slowly been ticking down in recent months. Updated unemployment rates by county are scheduled for release early this week.