Unemployment rates

6:25 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Wyoming's Unemployment Rises Slightly

Statewide unemployment rose slightly in August.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce services says it was 5-point-7 percent, rising a tenth of a percent from the month before, but is lower than the same month last year. It remains well below the national average jobless rate of 8-point-1 percent.

Senior Economist David Bullard says Wyoming’s economy weakened during the summer.

"Bullard Natural gas prices have remained fairly low, and we’ve heard media reports of coal mines cutting back production, laying off some workers.”

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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.

8:44 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Unemployment Drops. Slightly.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell to 5 point 3 percent as of March.

Wyoming’s jobless rate inched down from 5.4 percent in February to 5.3 percent in March, following a steady decline for the seventh consecutive month. Though the change isn’t significant monthly, it’s an employment gain of almost two percent from this time last year.   

David Bullard is a senior economist in the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services…

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