WPR News
8:53 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Wyoming still growing jobs

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming has gained 12-hundred new jobs in the oil and gas industry since April.
Jim Robinson with the state economic analysis division says Wyoming hasn't seen that level of job growth since the end of 2006.
"We haven't done anything like that in a while in that one special energy sector. Can we keep that number employed? "

Even as more people got jobs in Wyoming, more were looking for work. Unemployment grew slightly but at three point six percent, it's is still among the five lowest in the country.

"We're still at what I would consider to be a very healthy unemployment rate for the state."
Manufacturing lost jobs in July, while construction and mining were the two sectors that saw the biggest job growth.