WPR News
9:54 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Wyoming Construction Numbers Strong

Laramie, Wy – While the rest of the nation is facing a major construction slowdown numbers in Wyoming are strong. The Wyoming Department of employment reports that in May the construction sector created the most jobs in the state and posted the fastest growth rate of over nine percent. Economist David Bullard says Wyoming's numbers are remarkable when you look at the decrease in building permits nationally.
Bullard notes that Wyoming actually saw a very slight increase in unemployment numbers that probably was due to the numbers of recent graduates entering the job market.