~~~A Commentary by Amy Edmonds and Sven Larson~~
~~Wyoming Liberty Group~~
Recent employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the private sector of the U.S. economy has increased its number of employees by 3.4 percent since 2011. This is weak for a recovery, and you would expect that a low-tax state like Wyoming could beat that.
Not so. The very same BLS numbers also show that there has been no net growth in private-sector employment in Wyoming since mid-2011.
These numbers come on the heels of bad GDP data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Wyoming is the only state that ex