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Wyoming Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.9 Percent in March
The unemployment rate in Wyoming remains very low compared to national figures. For a fourth consecutive month, Wyoming’s statewide unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in March – nearly three percent lower than the national average of 7.6 percent. David Bullard, a senior econo…
Unemployment Fell In February In 22 States
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged in 16. Nationally, unemployment slid to a four-year low of…
Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January
The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent. The jobs figure was in line with expectations. It’s a decent number, enough to keep pace with population growth, but not enough to mak…
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…

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