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Wyoming personal income up thanks to oil industry


December 28, 2018

CASPER — A small contraction in mining activity in early summer dented the otherwise broad growth in Wyomingites’ personal income during the third quarter of the year, according to state economists.

Personal income is the entire income individuals take in, from their wages or salaries to their unemployment or social security benefits. In Wyoming, personal income rose by 3.3 percent in late summer, or $284 million greater than the second quarter, according to federal counts from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The growth trend extended across the Rockies, from 5.3 percent growth in the...

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