“Today’s jobs report is further evidence that our economy continues to grow stronger,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “With each new month of strong job growth and low unemployment, Utah further solidifies its position as the nation's premier economy.”
Utah’s economy continues to outperform the nation as a whole. The U.S. unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, 2.6 points higher than the Beehive State. Utah’s job growth rate is also 1.2 points better than the national rate of 1.6 percent.