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6:36 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Wyoming unemployment rate holds steady

Wyoming has the eighth lowest unemployment rate in the country and it’s down seven-tenths of a percent from last April.  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state unemployment rate in April was at five-point-three percent, the same as March.   State Senior Economist David Bullard says in April there were just 37 fewer employed people in the month than March, but he says for the most part that is positive.

“I think job growth is coming along at a moderate pace.  We are not seeing rapid job growth, nor are we seeing job declines and that’s why unemployment sees fairly stable at this point. 

Bullard says Teton County had an eleven percent unemployment rate which led the state.  Sublette had the lowest unemployment rate at three-point-four percent.