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Utah Jobs Report

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is growing, that’s what the Department of Workforce Services is saying.

In the month of October employment grew by an estimated 3.3%, adding 51,200 jobs since this time last year with the state’s unemployment dropping two-tenths of a percent to 2.5%.

“October is the springboard month for the upcoming holiday shopping season,” reported Mark Knold, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “October’s profile helps gauge the consumer’s stance entering this important economic period. Utah’s current strong numbers point to an anticipated collectively healthy and positive attitude.”

Nate McDonald with the Utah Department of Workforce Services broke the Utah jobs report live on Utah’s Morning News and you can hear his conversation with Tim and Amanda below.