By Molly Messick
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming lost 900 jobs from March to April, according to state Department of Employment estimates. Most of those losses were in natural resources and mining, but construction employment has been hardest hit over the last year. Construction employment actually grew by 500 jobs from March to April, but senior economist David Bullard says that number usually would be much higher.
"That is noteworthy, that it only increased by 500 jobs from March to April. Normally we'd expect something closer to 14 hundred."
Construction employment is down by more than 9 percent, compared to last April. Overall, last month marked the largest one-year job loss since 1987, with a decrease of 22 hundred jobs.