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LESS THAN A THIRD OF UTAH'S JOBLESS GOT BENEFITS IN A TYPICAL '91 MONTH

For a look at how other states fared, see Page B8.

Less than a third of Utah's jobless received unemployment benefits in an average month last year, a new study says.The other two-thirds generally were jobless so long that their benefits expired before they could find new employment, according to the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

It said Utah's rate of jobless people receiving unemployment benefits was the eighth lowest in the nation - 29 percent.

Utah ranked behind only South Dakota (20.8 percent), Oklahoma (21.6 percent), Virginia (24 percent), Texas (26 percent) and Louisiana (27 percent).

Utah did have the seventh lowest average unemployment rate during the year - 4.9 percent. But the study said the number of jobless who exhausted their unemployment jumped 24 percent between 1990 and 1991.