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Unemployment rate in Utah lowest in nation



Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah continues to lead the nation with the lowest unemployment rate in the country, the latest numbers released Friday show.

March’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the state is estimated at just 2.0%, meaning about 33,400 residents are without jobs. The 2.0% rate ties Nebraska to the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

“Another great jobs report for Utah! We’re so grateful for the hard-working Utahns who contribute to the most robust economy in the nation,” tweeted Gov. Spencer Cox. “Let’s keep up the good work!”

According to the new data, nonfarm employment in Utah jumped 4.0% over the past 12 months, with the state adding 62,900 since the same time last year.

Nine of the state’s 10 private-sector industry groups showed year-over-year gains, with only the professional and business services group failing to show growth, Utah’s Department of Workforce Service said.


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