State Jobless Rate Decreases for Third Straight Month

Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.
Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Employment says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen for the third consecutive month. Wyoming's jobless rate for April was 7.1 percent. It has fallen steadily from January's 7.6 percent rate.

From March to April, Wyoming added 2,300 jobs. The largest job gains occurred in construction with 2,400 new jobs, or a 12.7 percent increase. Over-the-month job losses were seen in leisure and hospitality, which shed 1,000 jobs.

Most county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and decreased from March to April. Teton County posted the highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent followed by Lincoln at 10.5 percent, Johnson at 8.5 percent and Fremont at 8 percent.

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