unemployment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Unemployment Up Slightly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/unemployment-slightly <p>The Wyoming unemployment rate rose slightly last month.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Workforce Services says the rate was 3.8 % in May a point-one percent increase from April.&nbsp; But the Department says that is due to young people leaving school and entering the workforce.&nbsp;</p><p>The unemployment rate dropped nearly a full percentage point from May of last year where it stood at 4.6%.&nbsp;</p><p>The lowest unemployment rate was in Converse County at 2.8%, the highest unemployment rate was in Teton County at 5.7%.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:13:24 +0000 Bob Beck 60336 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Unemployment Up Slightly Unemployment Is Down, But So Is Job Growth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/unemployment-down-so-job-growth <p>Wyoming’s statewide unemployment rate fell very slightly from four-point-four percent in December to four-point-three percent in January.&nbsp; The Wyoming Department of workforce services says most of the state saw improvement from the same time during previous year.&nbsp; But Economist David Bullard says it was not all good, noting that job growth was slow.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:04:33 +0000 Bob Beck 55525 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Unemployment Is Down, But So Is Job Growth Wyoming’s job growth is slow but steady http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-job-growth-slow-steady <p>Wyoming’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since January 2009 when the economic downturn&nbsp;began to affect the state.&nbsp; It’s now at 4.4 percent.&nbsp; This time last year, it was 5 percent.&nbsp; The&nbsp;national&nbsp;unemployment rate is 7 percent.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:15:50 +0000 Melodie Edwards 51780 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s job growth is slow but steady Jobless rate stagnant http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jobless-rate-stagnant <p>The Wyoming unemployment rate continues to stay the same, and job growth is also flat.&nbsp; The October rate rose slightly from the September rate of 4.5 percent.</p><p></p><p>Economist David Bullard with the Department of Workforce Services says counties such as Laramie, Converse Natrona, and Teton continue to see steady job growth, but statewide job growth is not strong.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:01:03 +0000 Bob Beck 50471 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jobless rate stagnant Slow job growth in Wyoming likely to last http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/slow-job-growth-wyoming-likely-last <p>Mining job losses in Wyoming at the end of 2012 have contributed to the lowest job and payroll growth in the state in over two years, despite modest economic growth overall.</p><p></p><p>David Bullard is a senior economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce services. He says that the slight increases in tourism-related fields, such as accommodation and food service, are not making up for heavy losses elsewhere.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:07:36 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 46274 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Unemployment dropped slightly in April http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/unemployment-dropped-slightly-april <p>Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April of this year.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the unemployment rate shrank in almost every county last month. The biggest decrease happened in Sheridan County, where unemployment dropped from 6.8 percent to 5.7 percent.</p><p>Converse County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, where it dropped half a percent to 3.5.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 23:24:25 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Unemployment dropped slightly in April Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits will be reduced http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-emergency-unemployment-benefits-will-be-reduced <p>Emergency unemployment compensation program benefits will be reduced under the federal government’s budget sequester.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Workforce Services Director Joan Evans that the program provides unemployed individuals who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits.&nbsp; Evans says the reduction will likely be noticeable.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Bob Beck 41126 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits will be reduced Wyoming's stable unemployment numbers are notable http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-stable-unemployment-numbers-are-notable-0 <p>For the fourth straight month, Wyoming’s unemployment rate remains at four point nine percent.&nbsp; University of Wyoming Economist Anne Alexander says the news is surprising when you consider low natural gas prices and concerns about the coal industry.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:51:33 +0000 Bob Beck 39753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's stable unemployment numbers are notable Wyoming's unemployment rate holds steady http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-unemployment-rate-holds-steady <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady from December to January, according to the latest numbers from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.</p><p>At 4.9 percent, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is well below the national average of almost 8 percent. The state’s rate is also slightly lower than in January 2012.</p><p>Unemployment rates jumped more than one percent in Washakie and Johnson counties across the construction, retail and leisure sectors in January.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:02:34 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38206 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's unemployment rate holds steady Wyoming labor force is shrinking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-labor-force-shrinking <p>Although Wyoming's unemployment rate dropped from November to December by 0.2 percent, the state labor force has also decreased by about 2,500 people in the last year, signaling that the economy might be worsening.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Senior Economist David Bullard says the low unemployment rate doesn't tell the whole story about the state of Wyoming's economy.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:53:54 +0000 Luke Hammons 35618 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming labor force is shrinking Wyoming's Unemployment rate continues to drop http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-unemployment-rate-continues-drop <p>The unemployment rate in Wyoming continues to decrease.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that November’s workless rate was 5-point-one percent, the lowest it’s been since spring of 2009.</p><p>Numbers have gone down little by little since the 5-point-seven percent unemployment rate reported at this time last year and Wyoming continues to stay significantly lower than the national average of 7-point-7 percent.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:45:54 +0000 Irina Zhorov 34607 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Unemployment rate continues to drop Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-unemployment-rate-falls-slightly <p></p><p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.4 percent in September to 5.2percent in October. This is lower still than&nbsp;the same time last year, and much lower than the&nbsp;current&nbsp;national average of 7.9 percent.</p><p>Senior Economist David Bullard says the decrease is not statistically significant,&nbsp;but&nbsp;it does speak to Wyoming’s overall economic health.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:27:07 +0000 Sara Hossaini 33093 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly WY Unemployment Rate Rises for Third Consecutive Month http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-unemployment-rate-rises-third-consecutive-month <p>The Wyoming unemployment rate went up again in August, making it the third consecutive month with an increase in joblessness.&nbsp; Wyoming’s unemployment increased from 5.6% to 5.7% in August. Senior Economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, David Bullard, says it’s not totally clear what’s responsible for the slight loss of jobs, but the slowdown of the energy sector is likely contributing. &nbsp;Bullard says Wyoming is still doing better than most other states.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:14:01 +0000 Irina Zhorov 30595 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Unemployment Rate Rises for Third Consecutive Month Wyoming jobless rate up slightly http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-jobless-rate-slightly <p>The Department of Workforce Services says the unemployment rate increased slightly in July, for the second month in a row.</p><p>Carola Cowan with the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are a number of possible reasons for the increase.</p><p>“Job gains from natural resources and mining have slowed down from earlier in the year,” Cowan said. “Natural gas prices have remained low, so that kind of affects us. Also, the national recovery has been fairly slow. … And of course the still-weak global economy.”</p><p>But Cowan says there’s no major cause for alarm.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:24:34 +0000 Willow Belden 28919 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming jobless rate up slightly Wyoming's unemployment remains unchanged http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-unemployment-remains-unchanged <p>Wyoming&#39;s seasonally adjusted unemployment<br />rate remained unchanged in December compared to November and has<br />been about the same for the past six months.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The unemployment rate in December was 5.8 percent and has kept<br />between 5.7 and 5.9 percent since last June. The December rate was<br />down considerably from the 6.4 percent unemployment seen in<br />December 2010.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Department of Workforce Services reports jobless rates fell<br />from December 2010 to December 2011 in 22 of Wyoming&#39;s 23 counties. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 19:05:19 +0000 Bob Beck 18660 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's unemployment remains unchanged Wyoming unemployment picture remains steady http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-unemployment-picture-remains-steady <p>&nbsp;The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says that the state&rsquo;s unemployment in October was at five-point-seven percent, well below national figures of nine percent.&nbsp;&nbsp; David Bullard is a Senior Economist with the department.</p><p>&ldquo;The unemployment rate came down a tenth of percent from September to October.&nbsp; But it has really been in the narrow range of five point seven to five point nine in the past few months, so little change.&nbsp; But it is lower than a year ago.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:47:48 +0000 Bob Beck 15440 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming unemployment picture remains steady