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Local jobs and Wyoming payroll in fourth quarter 2018: Construction leads job growth

 

August 22, 2019



CHEYENNE: In recent months, Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been trending slightly downward and job growth appears to be increasing. This report, which focuses on changes in the number of jobs between fourth quarter 2017 and fourth quarter 2018, is based on employers’ quarterly unemployment insurance tax filings. It provides details on job growth and decline by industry and county.

From fourth quarter 2017 to fourth quarter 2018, employment rose by 4,463 jobs (1.7%) and total payroll increased by $201.6 million (6.2%). Nearly half of the employment growth occurred in...



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