Utah's economy has been in the news quite a bit this week after again posting strong job growth (4.2 percent) and low unemployment (3.4 percent) in February 2015. [Salt Lake Tribune] [Deseret News] [St. George Spectrum] [ABC 4 News] [KSL.com] Utah has been on the up-and-up for some time now following the Great Recession, and several indicators point to a strong economy in 2015.
In addition, a recent Forbes article praises Utah's enviable situation explaining "how Salt Lake City and Utah became the new gold standard."
At the same time, there are other economic indicators that are bucking past trends and bringing to light important economic challenges that many of our fellow Utahns are facing. [Salt Lake Tribune 1] [Salt Lake Tribune 2]
Carrie Mayne, chief economist for Workforce Services, spoke with Rod Arquette, KNRS 105.7 FM/570 AM, about Utah's current job situation and the opportunities available for Utahns ready to jump back into the labor force.
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