Unemployment rates http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming's Unemployment Rises Slightly http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyomings-unemployment-rises-slightly <p>Statewide unemployment rose slightly in August.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce services says it was&nbsp;5-point-7 percent, rising a tenth of a percent from the month before, but is lower than the same month last year. It remains well below the national average jobless rate of 8-point-1 percent.</p><p>Senior Economist David Bullard says Wyoming’s economy weakened during the summer.</p><p>"Bullard Natural gas prices have remained fairly low, and we’ve heard media reports of coal mines cutting back production, laying off some workers.”</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:25:29 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31034 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming's Unemployment Rises Slightly Wyoming unemployment rate holds steady http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-unemployment-rate-holds-steady <p>Wyoming has the eighth lowest unemployment rate in the country and it&rsquo;s down seven-tenths of a percent from last April.&nbsp; The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state unemployment rate in April was at five-point-three percent, the same as March.&nbsp;&nbsp; State Senior Economist David Bullard says in April there were just 37 fewer employed people in the month than March, but he says for the most part that is positive.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 00:36:14 +0000 Bob Beck 24459 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming unemployment rate holds steady Unemployment Drops. Slightly. http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/unemployment-drops-slightly <p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the unemployment rate for Wyoming fell to 5 point 3 percent as of March.</p><p>Wyoming&rsquo;s jobless rate inched down from 5.4 percent in February to 5.3 percent in March, following a steady decline for the seventh consecutive month. Though the change isn&rsquo;t significant monthly, it&rsquo;s an employment gain of almost two percent from this time last year. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>David Bullard is a senior economist in the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services&hellip;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:44:58 +0000 Irina Zhorov 23095 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Unemployment Drops. Slightly.