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County still tops statewide employment rankings

Crook County’s position in the state’s unemployment rankings is holding steady this summer. With just 2.6% of citizens unemployed, the county sat at number four on the statewide list during the month of June.

Ahead of Crook County are Teton and Niobrara counties, both at 2.2%, and Weston County at 2.5%.

The statistics are an improvement on this time last year, when Crook County had 4.4% unemployment, and is also lower than the state average of 3.1% for June.

Overall, Wyoming has slowly been returning to its pre-pandemic unemployment levels. The peak of the disturbance to the workforce caused b...