Utah Job Growth Outpaces Country's

Utah Job Growth Outpaces Country's

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's job growth is still out pacing the country, although it is slowing down.

Even with the state's job-growth rate moderating from 4.4 percent in September to 4.3 percent last month, Utah remains one of the best economically performing states in the nation.

The trade sector added 11,300 jobs over the past year, while construction growth slowed to 10,700 new jobs.

The Utah State Tax Commission is reporting that $453.9 million was collected in sales tax during July, August and September - the first three months of the state's fiscal year - for a less than 1 percent decline from the same period a year ago.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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