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Slight drop in unemployment rate


September 21, 2016

CHEYENNE — The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.7 percent in July to 5.5 percent in August (not a statistically significant change).

Wyoming’s unemployment rate was significantly higher than its August 2015 level of 4.3 percent and higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 4.9 percent.

From July to August, unemployment rates fell in 21 counties and were unchanged in Laramie and Carbon counties. County unemployment rates often fall in August as employm...

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