For the third straight month, Utah’s unemployment rate held steady at 2.8 percent in August, meaning just over 45,000 were out of work and actively seeking employment. 

The national jobless rate also remained unchanged at 3.7 percent in August.

Meanwhile, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment has grown by an estimated 3 percent, adding 45,900 jobs to the economy since August 2018. Utah’s current employment level sits at about 1,562,500.

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