Unemployment more than doubles in April

CASPER (Wyoming News Exchange) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate more than doubled to 9.2% in April, as an energy downturn and measures put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus led to major job losses.

Still, Wyoming fared better than most states, at least when comparing unemployment rates. Wyoming had the fifth-lowest rate in the nation, according to new numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in April, at 28.2%. Connecticut had the lowest, at 7.9%.

While Wyoming’s job losses may not have been as steep as elsewhere, they...


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