According to an article in the National Journal, Utah credits its multilingual and well-educated workforce for helping the state recover from the economic recession faster than the rest of the United States.
The state’s unemployment rate was about 6 percent in June, down from 6.9 percent in June 2011, according to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Demographic and Economic Analysis. That is compared to a national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent.
The article said the multilingual workforce is largely due to the Mormon practice of sending missionaries around the world.
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