WPR News
8:52 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Lowest In Nearly 30 Years

Casper, Wy – Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate in January dropped to its lowest rate in nearly 30 years.
State economists say the January rate was 2-point-6 percent.
That's the lowest rate since 1979. The national rate for that month
was 4-point-6 percent.
Wyoming added 96-hundred jobs since January 2006. That's a
3-point-7 percent increase from the previous year. The national
rate of job growth for the same period was 1-point-6 percent.
Natural resources and mining accounted for 26-hundred of the new
jobs. The following other sectors also saw increases: construction
up 12-hundred jobs. Business and professional employment added
12-hundred jobs.