“Your state is growing in a diversified sort of way,” McPheters said, citing Utah’s top-10 rankings in job production in four of 11 industrial sectors monitored by economists.  “A lot of states would be envious of being in that situation right now.”

The report said Utah’s economy created 23,500 jobs in the year leading up to June 2011, a 1.98 percent increase that was double the national average.