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Crook among top five counties for employment rates

Unemployment rates are continuing to drop across Wyoming, including in this area. Crook remains within the top five counties in terms of the number of people who currently have jobs.

Wyoming’s unemployment rate as a whole fell from 4.5% in September to 3.7% by the end of November, marking a period of five months in which that percentage has fallen. This state now sits well below the national average of 4.2%.

Crook County shares fourth place on the list with Niobrara at 1.9% unemployment, a modest decrease from September’s 2%. The counties with lower figures include Albany and Weston counties a...