Economics

Economic Update - August 2018

Watch this month’s Economic Video Update with Robert Spendlove, Economic and Public Policy Officer for Zions Bank.

Robert Spendlove and Joseph Mayans Aug 24, 2018

Despite concerns of a looming trade war, the U.S. economy continues to show strength. In July, the U.S. added 157,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent. Second quarter economic growth also improved to the highest level in four years. When looking regionally, many states in the Western U.S. continue to lead the nation in terms of economic and population growth. In July, four of the top five states in terms of employment growth were in the Western U.S., with Utah and Idaho taking the top two spots.

Watch this month’s Economic Video Update with Robert Spendlove, Economic and Public Policy Officer for Zions Bank, as we discuss the current economic conditions.

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