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State of Utah Demographics
Located in the Mountain-Plains region of the U.S., the Beehive State continuously ranks in the top five states for low unemployment and high job growth. Contributing factors include population growth and an emerging tech sector. Having traditionally relied upon livestock and mining, Utah is now a center for aerospace research, and missiles, spacecraft and computer production. Tourism has increased due to many ski resorts, national parks and monuments. Having expanded five times as fast as the national pace the past two decades, employment growth is expected to continue.
The latest employment scorecard for the State of Utah for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Utah has an excellent employment scorecard. The civilian labor force grew by 3.69 percent, and the labor force participation rate increased 1.0 percent to an excellent 69.7 percent. The unemployment rate did increase by 0.2 percent, but remains very low at 3.5 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Utah, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more Utah demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Utah below. More employment information for the State of Utah and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and professional and technical services, respectively.
The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include Intermountain Health Care (IHC), University of Utah (includes Hospital), State of Utah, Brigham Young University, Wal-Mart Stores, Hill Air Force Base, Davis County School District, Granite School District, Utah State University, and Smith’s Food and Drug Center. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
20.63% increase since 2000 census.
Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Utah
Directory of Counties in Utah
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