April

Wyoming Jobless Rate Falls To 4.8 Percent
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 4.8 percent. The jobless rate was 4.9 percent in March. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state’s unemployment rate remained significantly lower than the national rate of 7.5 percent.…
U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Rises In May From April
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rebounded this month, reflecting improved sales trends during the spring home-selling season and the strongest outlook for sales over the next six months in more than six years. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index climbed t…
Unemployment Drops to 7.5 Percent
The unemployment rate is now at a four-year low of 7.5 percent. The government says employers added 165,000 jobs last month — and that hiring in the previous two months was stronger than was first thought. The report showed that the job market is improving despite higher taxes and government …
Gasoline More Costly Than A Year Ago
The average price of gasoline is now higher than it was a year ago for the first time since late April. The national average for retail gasoline was $3.662 per gallon Thursday, a penny higher than it was on this date in 2011. Analysts expect prices to continue to rise through Labor Day because of [&…
Sales Contracts For Homes Dropped In April
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high in the previous month. Still, sales are well ahead of last year’s level for the same month, a sign that a slow recovery in the housing market continues. The National Assoc…
Unemployment Falls In Two-Thirds Of US States
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 37 states in April, the most in three months. Unemployment rose in 5…
Pump Prices Drop 5 Percent Since April
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices have dropped 5 percent since peaking last month. The national average fell to $3.739 per gallon on Thursday, down nearly 20 cents since hitting a high of $3.936 on April 6. And compared with a year ago, regular unleaded is 21 cents cheaper. Gasoline prices are …