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Utah #1 Best State for Employment – U.S. News

March 13 2017 - 4:58 pm

Employment holds 30 percent of the weight in ranking the Best States for economy. This subcategory evaluates three major metrics: unemployment rate, job growth and labor force participation rate. While the labor force participation rate measures the percentage that is either employed or actively looking for a job, the unemployment rate delves deeper to measure the percentage of the labor force that is out of work.