Wyoming Welcomes Job Growth

Wyoming Welcomes Job Growth

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday 5,701 new jobs were added to the state's economy in the past month, and the average weekly wage increased by $22.

However, employment is still 2.4 percent, or 6,900 jobs below its level in the second quarter of 2008. Natrona County saw the biggest gain in jobs, reporting 1,686 jobs and a total payroll growth of $36.6 million. Those jobs were gained in wholesale trade, construction, other services, mining (including oil and gas) and transportation and warehousing.

Sheridan County added 93 jobs, while the average weekly wage rose $12 to $721. Johnson County added 81 jobs, and the average weekly wage rose $44 to $648.

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