Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Job Growth and Unemployment Rate released for Utah

Utah’s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for July 2011 expanded by 2.5 percent compared to July 2010. This is a 12-month increase of 29,500 jobs, and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,200,600.

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate, Utah’s other primary indicator of current labor market conditions also generated by BLS, registered 7.5 percent. Last month the rate was 7.4 percent, and a year ago the state’s rate was 7.6 percent. Approximately 101,400 Utahns are considered unemployed. The United States unemployment rate, compared to last month, has moved down one-tenth of a point to 9.1 percent.

To read the full report, click here.

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