Utah ranks number one for job growth [UPH Wire]

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
edwards@utah.gov
801.755.3085

Utah ranks number one for job growth

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 21, 2015) – Utah posted the highest job growth rate
in the nation for total and private job growth for the seventh consecutive
month. According to new data recently released, Utah posted private job
sector growth at 4.6 percent and total sector job growth at 4.0 percent.
“Utah’s diverse economy continues to lead the nation,” Gov. Herbert said.
“In fact, our state’s strong private sector job growth is twice the
national average and a full percentage point higher than the state in
second place.”
Here is how Utah compares with the rest of the nation:

Utah ranked first in the nation for year-over private sector job growth
at 4.6 percent. Washington ranked second at 3.6 percent, followed by
Florida at 3.6 percent and Oregon at 3.5 percent.

Utah ranked first in the nation for year-over total job growth at 4.0
percent. Oregon ranked second at 3.5 percent, Washington at 3.3. percent,
followed by Florida at 3.1 percent.

Utah had the sixth lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 3.7
percent.

Utah’s unemployment rate of 3.7 percent for the month of August was well
below the national rate of 5.1 percent. While the Utah unemployment rate
increased by a tenth of a percentage point last month, it was accompanied
by year-over labor force growth of 2.5 percent. Nine out of ten private
sector industry groups posted net job increases.
For more information visit jobs.utah.gov.
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