Utah has once again claimed the top spot as the fastest-growing state in the nation in terms of population. At 2 percent, Utah’s solid growth rate is nearly three times the 0.7 percent seen nationally. This has helped bolster Utah’s rapid employment and economic growth in a number of industries. For example, Salt Lake County has seen job growth at nearly 20 percent and Utah County has taken the top spot at nearly 30 percent. 

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