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Unemployment rises in Crook County

Like much of Wyoming, Crook County saw a modest rise in its unemployment figures at the end of last year. Data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (WDWS) shows that the county was joint third in its rise in unemployment between November and December.

The increase from 2.4% to 2.9% still left the county significantly lower in its overall unemployment rate than the state average of 3.7%.

WDWS cautions, however, that the rise in unemployment is not unusual for the time of year. Unemployment rates often rise due to the winter weather, which causes seasonal job losses in sector...