Utah's economy booms as neighbours struggle

As surrounding states are wallowing in deep unemployment, many credit business-friendly environment for Utah's success.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2014 18:06
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The US state of Utah is booming economically while surrounding states are wallowing in deep unemployment.

At just 4.3 percent, Utah's unemployment rate is well below the national jobless figure of 6.7 percent.

Many say the economic boom in the state is down to its business-friendly environment.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Salt Lake City, Utah.


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