Utah unemployment rate drops as job growth holds steady

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s economy continues to outpace the nation as more and more Utahns are finding jobs, spokesman Nate McDonald said in a statement from Gov. Gary Herbert’s office on Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent and Utah’s economy has grown by 2.9 percent.

“Though it may seem routine to tout our low unemployment rate and strong job growth, I am focused on long-term sustainability, expansion and economic success,” Governor Gary R. Herbert said. “We can celebrate good news but it is even more important that we continue to build on it.”

All of Utah’s private sector industries are adding jobs, and the size of the labor force continues to grow. All indicators point to sustained and steady growth throughout the summer and the rest of 2014, McDonald said.

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