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.
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