All the good news about the job market in Utah is having its effect on how consumers feel about their economic outlook. In December, the number of Utahns who believed jobs are hard to get dropped to 8 percent — the lowest number in over a year — and that helped drive the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) up 2.1 points to 119.1. The year-over-year CAI is now up 3.3 points. By comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index decreased 0.3 points to 126.5 at the end of the year.

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