Manufacturing in Utah contracted slightly in October but still remained healthy, the Goss Institute of Economic Research said Thursday.
The index of manufacturing conditions in the state slipped to 60.1 from 61.7 in September. An index reading of above 50 indicates growth; 57 or higher is considered strong, according to economist Ernie Goss.
October was the third consecutive month that the index exceeded 60. A year ago, it stood at 56.8. The index measures new orders, production, sales, employment, inventories and other factors.