Utah unemployment rate drops to 7.5 percent

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials say Utah’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent from October to November, to 7.5 percent. The Utah Department of Workforce Services also issued November figures on Thursday showing the state gained about 13,200 jobs over the past year. That puts total employment at about 1.2 million. The Department of Workforce Services says the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show all the job growth occurred in the private sector. The department says about 102,000 Utahns were considered unemployed in November. Last November, the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent.

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