December

Wyo. Unemployment Rate Fell To 4.9 Percent In Dec.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in December. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the rate fell from November’s 5.1 percent. The agency noted that the number of unemployed individuals in Wyoming has fallen while employme…
Jobless Rate Stays at 7.8 Percent; National News Briefs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government employment statistics show that hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington and the unemployment rate remained steady. The labor Department says U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate stayed at…
Wyo. December Unemployment Steady at 5.8%
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in December compared to November and has been about the same for the past six months. The unemployment rate in December was 5.8 percent and has kept between 5.7 and 5.9 percent since last June. The…
Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.5%, Hiring Surges
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 perc…
Consumer Confidence Index Surges In December
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are gaining faith that the economy is on the upswing. An improving job outlook helped the Consumer Confidence Index soar to the highest level since April and near a post-recession peak, according to a monthly survey by The Conference Board. It marked the second strai…