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Federal Shutdown Delays Wyoming Employment Report
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services did not release September state employment figures this week, citing issues associated with the recent partial shutdown of the federal government. The agency was scheduled to release the report on Tuesday. Officials say needed data from the U.S. Bureau of…
Unemployment Rates Fall In Nearly All U.S. Cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates declined in 344 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates rose in just 17 …
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.…
Wyoming Extended Unemployment Checks To Be Cut
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Extended unemployment payments in Wyoming will be reduced starting later this month because of federal budget cuts. People who have exhausted their regular 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits are eligible for 14 weeks of emergency payments. Anyone who starts collecti…
UN: Global Youth Unemployment Rate Is Rising
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s labor office says youth unemployment is likely to rise globally to 12.8 percent by 2018, wiping out gains made in the recent economic recovery. A report by the International Labour Organization said Tuesday the rate of unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 wa…
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 …

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