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Workplace Safety Grant Program Coming Soon

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says companies doing business in Wyoming will soon be able to apply  for grants designed to improve workplace safety.

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Heart Stress-Test Radiation Concerns [AUDIO]

Heart disease kills roughly 1 in four state residents. Dr. Martha Gulati says that while using imaging with heart stress-testing can be a cost-effective and effective test for heart problems, she is concerned about exposing patients to radiation without considering the consequences. The Wyoming Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, honored five outstanding employers, individuals and projects during the Governor's Summit on Workforce Solutions Awards. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Down Again

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% in April to 5.2% in May.

David Bullard, Senior Economist with the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says the state's  jobless rate was considerably lower than its May 2011 level of 6.0% and the current U.S. rate of 8.2%. Bullard says Seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents increased by 927 individuals.

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Wyoming Eighth Graders Outscore National Average [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Education says Wyoming 8th graders continued to outperform the nation in science on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Amy Richards reports. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will host an open house for their new facility in Laramie today. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy Wyoming Department of Workforce Services)
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Evans Expects Continued Jobless Decline

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says she expects the state's jobless rate to continue to decline. Evans notes the overall statewide trend in recent months has been very small declines in the statewide rate from month to month.

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U. S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Courtesy of U.S.D.A.)
U. S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Courtesy of U.S.D.A.)
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Vilsack Announces Water Quality Initiative

U. S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the ''National Water Quality Initiative" will work in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and  landowners improve water quality impaired streams. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has posted rules for safety contracts within HB 89 online and is taking public comment. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Officials Expect Active Fire Season [AUDIO]

The Chief of the U.S. Forest Service says he expects this year's fire season to be as active as last year. Doug Randall reports.  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services announced that it has filled all seven Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Consultant positions. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Down Again

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.3 % down from 5.4 % in February. David Bullard, Senior Economist with the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says it's the seventh consecutive month the rate has gone down.  Wyoming's rate is  is significantly lower than the current U.S. rate of 8.2%.

Bullard says seasonally adjusted employment of Wyoming residents was basically unchanged from February to March, but increased significantly from a year earlier (a gain of 5,532 individuals, or 1.9%).

Most county unemployment rates remained fairly stable from February to March. Jobless rates edged upward in Big Horn (up from 6.6% to 7.0%) and Sublette (up from 3.2% to 3.5%) counties while decreasing slightly in Johnson (down from 7.8% to 7.3%), Platte (down from 6.5% to 6.1%), Hot Springs (down from 5.3% to 5.0%), and Fremont (down from 7.4% to 7.1%) counties.

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Sheridan County Considering Changing Wind Rules

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning commission has voted to start amending zoning rules for small wind generators to make it easier for people to put them in their yards. Doug Randall reports.
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that total Unemployment Insurance covered payroll increased by $129.7 million in second quarter 2011. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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White Tailed Deer (Coolstock/Wikipedia)
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Wyoming Game & Fish Wants To Bait Big Game [AUDIO]

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Joan Evans, Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says the merger of Workforce Services with the Department of Employment has been a good move so far. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pushing to allow baiting of big game animals to allow hunters to lure deer herds away from towns. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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