SALT LAKE CITY — The number of people moving to Utah from elsewhere in the country has rebounded from its recession lows.
Data released this week by the Census Bureau show 12,000 more people moved into Utah from domestic locations than out of it in 2011. That figure is nearly six times higher than it was in 2010, and 50 percent higher than it was in 2009.
But the numbers are still much lower than the 30,000 or 40,000 people who’d move into the state each year during pre-recession boom years.
University of Utah research economist Pam Perlich tells The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/12leRFm) the migration patterns are signs that the state’s economy is getting back on track.
She says the pace of growth is more sustainable than it was before the downturn.