Utah's unemployment rate held steady at 6 percent in May, but the pace of job formation picked up modestly, the state Department of Workforce Services said Friday.
The number of jobs across the state expanded by 2.4 percent last month, up from 2.1 percent in April. Employers created some 28,800 jobs in the 12 months ending May 31, the department reported.
By contrast, the U.S. unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in May. Job growth expanded by just 1.4 percent.