Utah jobless rate unchanged

- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 6 percent for a third straight month.

Officials with the state Department of Workforce Services say Friday that about 81,300 people were unemployed in June. Utah's jobless rate is below the national level of 8.2 percent.

State officials say the job count jumped 2.6 percent in June compared with last year, after the state added 32,000 jobs.

All of Utah's industrial sectors have added jobs over the past year except for government. The professional and business services sector led the charge by adding 8,500 jobs.

Construction is also on the rebound after a five year slump, and has added about 3,100 jobs in the past year.

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