Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

News
5:01 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Coal Mining Jobs Continue To Drop

Employment in Wyoming's coal mining sector has fallen 6 percent in the past year. The latest data from June 2013 shows there were 425 less jobs than in June 2012.

Coal production has slumped nationwide, and taken jobs along with it, but Wyoming is faring better than other coal producing regions. Nationwide the sector has lost significantly more jobs as mines closed or reduced their capacity.

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services senior economist David Bullard, says so far, there haven't been many layoffs in the state.

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workers comp
5:55 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Pinedale woman convicted of workers' comp fraud

A Pinedale woman has been convicted of workers' compensation fraud.


A Sublette County detective had been investigating Delaine Davis on suspicion of embezzling from her employer when she indicated that she was also receiving workers comp.


The Department’s Investigations Manager Brian Jacobsen says worker’s comp provides money for people who are injured on the job and therefore can’t work.

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News
8:17 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Rock Springs summit seeks to improve workplace safety

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is hosting a summit in Rock Springs on Tuesday and Wednesday aimed at helping make Wyoming’s workplaces safer.

Wyoming consistently has one of the highest rates of workplace fatalities in the nation. The summit will offer trainings and give companies a chance to share ideas about how to prevent workplace accidents.

Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says they’ll also honor employees who took steps to protect fellow workers.

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News
5:24 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Unemployment dropped slightly in April

Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April of this year.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the unemployment rate shrank in almost every county last month. The biggest decrease happened in Sheridan County, where unemployment dropped from 6.8 percent to 5.7 percent.

Converse County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, where it dropped half a percent to 3.5.

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Unemployment
12:02 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Wyoming's unemployment rate holds steady

Wyoming’s unemployment rate held steady from December to January, according to the latest numbers from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

At 4.9 percent, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is well below the national average of almost 8 percent. The state’s rate is also slightly lower than in January 2012.

Unemployment rates jumped more than one percent in Washakie and Johnson counties across the construction, retail and leisure sectors in January.

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News
3:27 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Wyoming’s Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.4 percent in September to 5.2percent in October. This is lower still than the same time last year, and much lower than the current national average of 7.9 percent.

Senior Economist David Bullard says the decrease is not statistically significant, but it does speak to Wyoming’s overall economic health.

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