Weekly wages up despite losing 147 jobs

SHERIDAN — Recent statistics released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section indicate employment in the state is up 0.2 percent and and the average weekly wage increased by $7 compared to the same quarter last year.

Despite growth in overall employment, which is currently faster than the five-year average, the state still lags 2.1 percent behind employment levels during the first quarter of 2008 and 2009. In addition, wages rates have not kept up with job growth.

In Sheridan, 147 jobs were lost, but average weekly wages rose $9 to $719 per week.

 


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