Utah County, Home of Silicon Slopes, Ranks #2 Among Nation’s Counties for Job Growth, #6 for Wage Increases

Utah County ranks No. 2 in the nation for job growth—with an increase of more than three times the national rate, new federal data show. It also ranked No. 6 for wage increases.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that the job growth in Utah County—home of the booming Silicon Slopes high-tech area—was 6.0 percent between March 2017 and March 2018, compared to a national average of 1.6 percent.

Among the nation’s 349 largest counties, only Midland County, Texas—in oil country—had a larger increase, at 12.6 percent.

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The Salt Lake Tribune Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:39