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State’s unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April.

The state’s jobless rate remained significantly lower than the national rate of 7.5 percent.

Nearly all Wyoming counties followed their normal seasonal patterns and decreased slightly between the two months.

Sheridan County saw the biggest drop — from 6.8 percent to 5.7 percent — while Teton County saw the largest increase.

Teton County’s unemployment rate increase, however, is described by economists as normal, since the area’s ski season has ended by April while the summer tourism season has not yet begun.
Unemployment figures for May are scheduled to be released June 25.

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