Utah’s unemployment rate slipped lower in September as the  year-over-year job count grew.

The Department of Workforce Services reported that the state’s nonfarm payroll employment in September grew by an estimated 2.4 percent, adding 35,100 jobs to the economy since a year earlier. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,481,100.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point between August and September, to 3.4 percent. Approximately 53,800 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work.

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