Wyoming unemployment above US rate for first time since 2000 


March 25, 2016

CASPER (AP) — The loss of thousands of energy industry jobs has sent Wyoming’s unemployment rate above the national average for the first time in more than a decade.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports the state’s unemployment rate jumped to 5 percent in February, compared to a national average of 4.9 percent. The last time Wyoming’s unemployment was above the national...

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