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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…
Unemployment Rates Fall In Half Of Large U.S. Cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market. The Labor Department says rates fell in 201 metro areas. They rose in 116 and were unchanged in 55. The number of cities with un…
Wyoming Jobless Rate Falls To 5.4% In Sept.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in September. The rate dropped from 5.7 percent in August. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says a year ago in September the rate was at 5.9 percent. The agency says nearly every county in the state saw u…
Unemployment Rates Fall In 7 U.S. Swing States
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year’s presidential election. Rates dropped in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. They unchanged in New Hampshire and Virginia. The decli…
Wyo. Jobless Rate Rises To 5.7 Percent In August
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent in August. The state Department of Workforce Services says the August rate increased from July’s 5.6 percent but is not a statistically significant change. However, it was the third consecutive m…
U.S. Economy Adds 96K Jobs, Rate Falls To 8.1 Percent
U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, but only because more people gave up looking for wor…
Wyo. Jobless Rate Up Slightly In July
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 5.6 percent — the second straight month the state’s jobless rate has gone up. The rate is up from June’s 5.4 percent. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services noted that the July ra…
Wyoming Unemployment Rate Below Last Year’s
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate is below where it was this time last year and continues to run far below the national average. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 5.2 perc…
Wyo. Jobless Rate At 5.2 percent In May
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate decreased slightly to 5.2 percent in May, from 5.3 percent in April. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the May jobless rate was considerably lower than the May 2011 level of 6 percent and the current U.S. rate of 8.2 per…

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