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UN: Global Youth Unemployment Rate Is Rising

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s labor office says youth unemployment is likely to rise globally to 12.8 percent by 2018, wiping out gains made in the recent economic recovery.

A report by the International Labour Organization said Tuesday the rate of unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 was 12

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Unemployment Drops to 7.5 Percent

The unemployment rate is now at a four-year low of 7.5 percent. The government says employers added 165,000 jobs last month -- and that hiring in the previous two months was stronger than was first thought

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Wyoming Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.9 Percent in March

The unemployment rate in Wyoming remains very low compared to national figures.

For a fourth consecutive month, Wyoming’s statewide unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in March – nearly th

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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danramarch, Flickr
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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, photo courtesy Senator Barrasso Facebook page
Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, photo courtesy Senator Barrasso Facebook page
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Barrasso Says Unemployment A Health Problem [AUDIO]

U-S Senator John Barrasso released a subcommittee report detailing the health impacts of high unemployment. Amy Richards has a report. A Casper man is being accused of having sex with minors. Kevin Koile has details. Click past jump to listen to  Wyoming  Radio News.

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
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Enzi Supports Antipiracy Bill Delay [AUDIO]

U-S Senator Mike Enzi says delaying this week's senate vote on internet antipiracy legislation was a good decision. Amy Richards has a report. A Senior Economist with the Research and Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says Wyoming's unemployment rate remained unchanged in December at 5.8 percent. David Bullard says that number has showed little change for the past six months. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Economist Ernie Goss
Economist Ernie Goss
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Mountain Economy, Tips for Jobless on the AM Zone

Today a 7:37AM MST, economist Ernie Goss will be our guest to update us on the latest mountain states economic report.

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Wyoming Range (Teresa Prendusi, US Forest Service)
Wyoming Range (Teresa Prendusi, US Forest Service)
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Forest Service Considers Drilling Proposal (AUDIO)

The U-S Forest Service will take another look at a controversial proposal by a Houston-based company to drill 136 wells in the Wyoming Range. Amy Richards has a report. Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped by a tenth of a percentage point in October, according to David Bullard with the Wyoming Department of Employment's Research and Planning Division. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Trucks on I-80 (courtesy WYDOT)
Trucks on I-80 (courtesy WYDOT)
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Wyoming Company Wants Grant to Study Transportation [Audio]

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in April. A Cheyenne company has received money to pursue a federal grant to study transportation issues related to environmental quality. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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