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Wyo. December Unemployment Steady at 5.8%

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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 December rate was down considerably from the 6.4 percent unemployment seen in December 2010.

The Department of Workforce Services reports jobless rates fell from December 2010 to December 2011 in 22 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Sublette County had the lowest unemployment, 3.2 percent. Teton County had the worst jobless rate, 8.4 percent.

The most improvement in unemployment over the past year occurred in Carbon, Hot Springs and Johnson counties.

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