2015 has proven to be a strong year for Utah’s economy: Jobs
for November 2015 November 2015 grew by an estimated 3.6 percent, adding 48,400
jobs to the economy as compared to November 2014. Utah’s current employment
level registers 1,404,800.
November’s unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a
percentage point from last month to 3.5 percent — compared to the national
unemployment rate unchanged at 5.0 percent. Approximately 51,500 Utahns were
unemployed in the month and actively seeking work.
“Utah continues to enjoy favorable labor market conditions,”
reported Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services.
“Expansion across the majority of industries means opportunities abound for Utah’s
Eight of the 10 private sector industry groups measured in
the establishment survey posted net job increases in November as compared to
last year, while the Natural Resources and Mining industry shed 1,100 positions
and Other Services shed 1,400 positions.
The largest private sector employment increases were in:
- Education and Health Services (9,100 jobs)
- Leisure and Hospitality (7,900 jobs)
- Professional and Business Services (7,900 jobs)
The fastest employment growth occurred in:
- Information (7.6 percent)
- Construction (7.3 percent)
- Leisure and Hospitality (6.2 percent)
Chief Economist Carrie Mayne breaks down the numbers in this
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