Economist http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/economist-discusses-whether-regulations-scare-industry <p>For many years, Wyoming lawmakers have been reluctant to impose new regulations on industry.&nbsp; At the national level, the congressional delegation has been highly critical anytime the Environmental Protection Agency proposes new regulations on energy production, saying that it costs jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>State leaders have echoed those statements, and over the years many legislators have even expressed concern about adding staff to the Department of Environmental Quality, fearing that it could lead to over regulation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:58:35 +0000 Willow Belden 52770 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry 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