Utah’s Employment Report

Utah has experienced another month of employment growth based upon the report from the Department of Workforce Services. Employment for November grew by about 3 percent from one year earlier, adding 42,100 jobs to the economy during that time. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped by a tenth of a percent from the month before to 3.1 percent. Nationally, unemployment dropped three tenths of a percent from the month before to 4.6 percent. “Utah experienced yet another month of strong employment growth with the creation of more than 40,000 jobs over the last year,” shares Chief Economist Carrie Mayne. “The unemployment rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month, signifying a solid trend in absorbing job seekers into the state workforce.” County unemployment numbers will be posted later this week. 

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