SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's unemployment rate has ticked up to 5.8 percent in March, a slight increase from February's 5.7 percent jobless rate.
Despite the uptick, statistics released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services show that Utah has added about 27,400 jobs since the same time last year. That's a 2.3 percent expansion of the workforce.
Officials say most industrial sectors besides leisure and hospitality have been adding jobs in the past year.
The statistics show more than 78,000 Utah residents are classified as unemployed. Utah's jobless rate is well below the national rate of 8.2 percent.