WPR News
8:24 am
Wed October 22, 2008

Wyoming still growing jobs

Casper, Wy – Wyoming added jobs at the fastest pace of any state in September.
The Wyoming Department of Employment reports that Wyoming added
8,700 jobs last month compared to September 2007, an increase of
2.9 percent.
U.S. job growth in September was negative 0.4 percent.
Meanwhile, Wyoming's unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, about
half the national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent.
Wyoming's unemployment rate was second-lowest in the nation,
behind South Dakota.
Much of Wyoming's job growth was in natural resources, mining
and oil and gas drilling. Wyoming added more than 2,000 jobs in
those industries compared to a year ago.