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The Research and Planning segment of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from “3.0% in July to 3.1% in August.” Despite this slight increase, Wyoming’s unemployment rate is much lower than its year-ago level of 4.3% and lower than the current U.S. rate of…

Unemployment in Wyoming continues to slowly but steadily decline as all the state’s counties rebound from the lowest point reached at the height of COVID-19 in Summer 2021. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2022. Once again, counties across the…

Once again, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to decline after the pandemic peak. On Monday, July 25, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service released the unemployment numbers for June 2022. Wyoming’s unemployment rate peaked at 8.6% in May 2020 and has been gradually falling since then.…

More Wyomingites are on the job, as the state and most counties saw another month of steadily-declining unemployment from March to April 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.4% in March to 3.3% in April. Wyoming’s unemployment rate…

Despite an overall post-pandemic decline in unemployment across Wyoming, Park County’s unemployment increased slightly from January to February 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released Wyoming’s unemployment numbers for February 2022 on Monday. March 28. As communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment numbers are getting “back to…

Employment numbers in Wyoming are slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels, as the downward trend in unemployment from 2021 continued into 2022. This year started right when it came to jobs. The steady decline in unemployment began in 2021 continued into the first month of 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of…

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…


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