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.