Although the percentage of Utah women who work is higher than the national average, five other Mountain West states also exceed the country's 56.6 percent rate.

Female participation in labor force, 1988

Nevada 66.1%*

Colorado 61.6%

Wyoming 59.8%

UTAH 59.4%

Montana 58.9%

Idaho 57.4%

Arizona 56.4%

New Mexico 53.5%

U.S. Average 56.6%

*Highest in U.S.

Source: 1990 Statistics Abstract of U.S.