Utah Number 2 for Job Growth

Employment levels in Utah continue to grow with the latest Department of Workforce Services data showing a decline in the state unemployment rate to 3.9 percent. Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for July grew by about 3.2 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that this growth ties Utah with Oregon and Idaho for the number 2 spot in national job growth. “Utah remains one of the best states in the nation for job opportunities,” shares DWS Chief Economist Carrie Mayne. “As businesses expand, jobs are created and this is what keeps our unemployment rate relatively low and our overall economy growing at a healthy rate.” While Utah showed a slight decline in unemployment, the national unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.9 percent. County unemployment numbers will be released this week.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.