Wyoming’s Economy Mixed
A senior economist with the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Wyoming's average personal income for the first quarter of 2012 grew at 0.9 percent. Jim Robinson says he would consider that to be a steady growth rate. He says while the number is down a bit from the previous few quarters it is still good news for the state.
Robinson says the state added 1300 jobs in May for a 0.5 percent gain. Robinson says on the negative side, the final 2011 numbers show Wyoming ranked 50th in the nation in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, with a drop of 1.2 percent.