Since October 2012, Utah’s gainful employment has improved by 2.2%. This brings Utah’s unemployment to 4.6%, while the national average is relatively higher, at 7.3%. There is also a higher percentage of jobs that are full-time compared to last year, which means that full-time job growth is directly related to the general job growth rate. While rates have levelled out somewhat since the backlash of the recession, Utah’s growth in jobs is more than matching the increase in its population.
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