says that Salt Lake City is the top city in the U.S. when it comes to job growth (

The Crossroads to the West, an economy that has been predominantly driven by the mining and steel industries, has developed into a service-based city and has become a tech sector hub for digerati migrating from Silicon Valley.

But be careful that you don't lose that job, because as a front-page story in Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune points out (
New weekly claims for unemployment benefits in Utah leapt from 687 in July 2007 to 5,397 a week near the start of 2009. With just fewer than 50,000 of the estimated 75,000 state residents currently out of work drawing assistance, total jobless benefits paid out per week now exceed $14 million, compared with $1.6 million weekly just two years ago.