Wyoming's employment situation continues to improve, as state-wide job growth rates and unemployment drops are just slightly faster than the national average.
The most recent figures put Wyoming's unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, a drop from 2009 rates at this time of year, which was at 7.3 percent. Over, the year, Wyoming added 800 new jobs.
Chanda Richards, Manager For Sheridan Department of Workforce Services, says they've seen not only an uptick in overall new jobs coming through their office, but also a slight change in the types of jobs coming to our area:
Currently, Johnson County has an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent, Campbell County is at 5 percent and Sheridan County is at 6.6 percent. For all three counties, the unemployment rate is lower than in 2009.