We are grateful that Utah’s economy has seen, and continues to see, sustained private sector job growth throughout its recovery. Our current rate of growth is third in the nation, at 3.7 percent, and our unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent. States with lower rates of unemployment include North Dakota at 2.8 percent, South Dakota at 3.3 percent and Nebraska at 3.4 percent.

Our legislature will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility as we work to create an environment for businesses to thrive. Utah is an example to the rest of the nation that conservative leadership delivers results.