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Utah unemployment rate falls to 2.1%

Red signs on a wall say, "We are hiring. Apply today."
Eric Prouzet

The Utah unemployment rate has fallen to 2.1% as of November, a new record low for the state. Utah is well below the national rate at 4.2% and only Nebraska comes in lower at 1.8%.

Utah’s economy has grown in November despite the number of available workers decreasing. Economists said these may seem like contradictory forces but Utah is meeting the challenge so far.

Nongovernmental employment in Utah has the highest growth in the nation. Economists said this is a testament to Utah’s economic strength after the lows of 2020.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.