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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims — a proxy for layoffs — dropped last week from a revised 399,000…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims fell by 26,000 last week to 360,000.…

While looking at the ongoing effects of staff shortages in Cody, there are several causes – and housing might be a big one that isn’t going anywhere. Cody, Wyoming is experiencing a shortage of staff in the Summer of 2021. Restaurants are forced to close for a couple of days a week, while hotels are…

As local businesses struggle with staff shortages, the Cody Chamber of Commerce is doing what it can to help with a “systemic problem” that won’t fade away. Cody businesses continue to struggle with a shortage of summer employees combined with the inability to receive foreign workers. Businesses – like local restaurant Zapata’s –  are wondering…

While some restaurants are having to close doors for multiple days, Dairy Queen and other businesses are doing the most they can to assure their doors remain open. Dairy Queen is a restaurant that has not had to shut its door for multiple days at a time in its tenure in the town.  Until recently.…

UPDATE (July 1): Zapata’s announces that they will be open this weekend ========================================================================== UPDATE (June 24): Zapata’s announced temporary closure for reorganization. ========================================================================== Original Story: Cody restaurants are struggling with smaller staffs, which is taking such a toll that many are considering partial closures and altered hours to avoid burnout. Connie Mowatt is the owner…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and more evidence that the job market is strengthening as the virus wanes and economy further reopens. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that applications declined 38,000 from 444,000 a week earlier. The number of…

Wyoming is easing back into normal employment patterns, as the Equality State fares better than the rest of the nation when it comes to jobs. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state’s latest unemployment numbers on Monday, May 23. Once again, the numbers suggest Wyoming is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and returning…

Wyoming is experiencing high amounts of job openings not being filled. All around Cody, business owners are looking for anyone who is willing to work. Brian and Denise Wiegand are owners of Bubba’s BBQ restaurant in Cody and have struggled to get people to walk through the doors to give out an application. And are…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The governor of Wyoming has announced that the state will end its participation in federal supplemental benefits intended to address high unemployment across the U.S. caused by the pandemic. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon said Tuesday the decision will end the weekly $300 payments starting June 19 and no longer expand eligibility…


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