Utahns head into the Labor Day weekend more optimistic than they've been in some time about the stability of their jobs and the strength of the state's economy.
Released earlier this week, Zions Bank's Consumer Attitude Index rose 2.0 points from July to August, boosting the gain over the past 12 months to 18.5 points. Utah's consumer confidence index is now up to 106.9, far better than the national average (92.4), which went up 2.1 points since July.
"Consumer confidence in current economic conditions in Utah is now at a record high," said Scott Anderson, the bank's president and CEO. "Utah's job growth has been a model for the rest of the industry. Our economy continues to grow in diverse sectors that bring talent, investment and stability to the state.