Utah jobless rate rises, as government employment weakens

June wasn’t a good month in Utah to be looking for a government job. Job numbers at the federal, state and local levels of government all fell as the statewide unemployment rate ticked up a notch to 4.7 percent from 4.6 percent in May, the Utah Department of Workforce Services said Friday. Carrie Mayne, the department’s chief economist, said federal budget cuts were behind a 2.2 percent decline in federal jobs between June 2012 and last month. Although government employment at all levels fell by...

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