The Utah employment picture is ending the 2011 year on a high note— that is in relation to recent performance, not historical performance. Employment growth is in the high 2-percent range, and it stands a good chance of moving higher as 2012 unfolds. This rate of growth ranks Utah in the top five states.
The weight of continuous population growth seems to be the driving force behind these employment gains. There are enough negatives still enveloping the national economy that the influence it endows upon the Utah economy is negligible. Therefore, the growth must be homegrown influenced, and population growth seems to be the factor.
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