High Cost of Living Creates Problems

Rock Springs, WY – Sweetwater county may be seeing an energy boom along with high-paying jobs from the gas fields to the restaurants. But the cost of living has become so high in the region that even some relatively high wage earners are struggling to make ends meet. Department of family services benefits specialist Johnna Jimeno says the area has one of the lowest number of food stamp recipients and very high employment. But even among those who have jobs, there are still many living in poverty.