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Census: Women own 25 percent of Utah businesses

Census: Women own 25 percent of Utah businesses

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- New census estimates show that women own nearly 25 percent of all businesses in Utah, one of the lowest rates in the country.

The estimates were released Tuesday and are taken once every five years. Utah's percentage of female-owned businesses is the sixth lowest in the country.

Nationally, nearly 29 percent of firms are owned by women.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Salt Lake County is the lowest among the 50 most populous counties in the country for rates of women-owned businesses.

Previous studies have shown that despite the low overall numbers, Utah has one of the highest rates of new businesses owned by women.

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