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Wyoming unemployment more than doubled to 9.2% in April

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming’s unemployment rate more than doubled to 9.2% in April amid an energy-market downturn and measures to control the coronavirus.

Wyoming’s unemployment was 3.8% in March.

State officials first ordered the shutdown of businesses and schools and restricted public gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus in mid-March.

A sharp drop in oil prices due to the coronavirus and an international price war also took a toll on Wyoming’s economy.

Non-farm payroll employment in Wyoming in April fell by 26,000 to 263,000.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Wyoming's unemployment rate was nonetheless fifth-lowest in the U.S. in April.

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  1. What do they expect if they continue to pay people more to sit and home then actually go to work. Dumbest idea the liberals have ever had and dumbest action of the republicans to go along with it. Sure hope they tell Pigosi to shove her idea to run this ludicrous idea till Jan 2021. Just a liberal push to change our country over to socialism.
    But if you will pay people Not to work, guess what, you will eventually run out of money and then the riots start when people are starving….Venezuela anyone.

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