Utah has been adding jobs throughout 2014 at a steady pace. The state has seen its economy grow at a rate of 3.6 percent in 2014, leading to the creation of 45,900 jobs, the Utah Department of Workforce Services reported. Moreover, the state's economic growth currently surpasses the U.S. as a whole, with job growth for the nation at 1.9 percent.
"Utah's economy continues to grow, creating more opportunities for the people of our state," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert, according to KCSG Television. "Businesses and entrepreneurs have found a government that is eager to work with them, not against them, and the results have been very positive. When we say Utah is open for business, we mean it."
The state has also seen an increase in jobs in a short period, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Jobs in 2014 significantly increased from 2013 – the source noted that the state had 44,600 more jobs in June 2014 than it did in 2013. This had diminished the level of unemployment in the state as well, as it's now at 3.5 percent, a small decrease from May to June. Likewise, in the first quarter of 2014, 17,000 jobs were added to the state's economy.
Operations recruiters will find many opportunities in Utah's growing economy.