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Wyoming Unemployment Rate

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Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Trending Downward

Total nonfarm employment (measured by place of work) rose from 280,200 in January 2013 to 283,700 in January 2014, a gain of 3,500 jobs.

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State Jobless Rate Increases [AUDIO]

The state unemployment rate increased from 5.4% in June to 5.6% in July. Amy Richards has a report. The University of Wyoming is gearing up for the first day of classes on Monday, August 27th by offering the Summit Transitions Program designed especially for incoming students. 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 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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Senior Economist Jim Robinson
Senior Economist Jim Robinson
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Wyoming’s Economic Signals Mixed

A look at the economic indicators for Wyoming through February shows some some good news and some not so good news. Jim Robinson, senior economist with the state's Economic Analysis Division says on the negative side, n

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